Learning The Basics On Addictive Drugs

Posted on 05. Aug, 2013 by in Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Drug addiction is one of the most difficult things that a person can go through in life.  Drugs contain powerful chemicals that can change the chemistry of the body and leave those that use them with the need to continue using.  The most addictive drugs are the ones that cause this change in your body, driving an actual physical need to use the drug.  While there are many factors that go into addiction, there are some basic characteristics about the most addictive that make them addictive and dangerous.

Heroine is infamously one of the most addictive drugs on the market.  It is an opiate that affects receptors in the body associated with reward.  When you lack the drug in your system after having taken it, your body craves the rewarding high that was brought upon by use.  According to some studies, addiction to heroine is as high as 23 percent of people who try the drug.

Another drug that is highly addictive is crack cocaine.  Crack is a more potent version of powder cocaine that gives a higher and faster rush.  Because the high is so intense, it is dramatically more addictive that the powdered version.  It is estimated that there are over 500,000 active addicts in the United States.

A drug that you may not think about is nicotine.  Nicotine is highly addictive and over 50 million Americans are addicted to the effects that are brought upon by it.  Sadly, nicotine also accounts for nearly 20% of the deaths in the country.

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