What Are the Most Addictive Drugs?

by Mwbnews | Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 | 19 views

Drugs and alcoholConstant use of drugs can easily turn into an addiction and negatively affect your life. Not all illegal drugs, however, are created equal. Some produce a more intense feeling of euphoria, making them more addictive than other substances.

Drug rehab centers in Sandy and other parts of Utah share the most addictive drugs:

Cocaine

This drug is usually smoked, snorted, and injected. Its high can last for a few hours, creating alertness, excitement, and euphoria. The thing with cocaine is that if directly affects the dopamine system of the brain (preventing it from shutting off), which can cause abnormality the reward pathways of the brain.

Heroin

Apart from producing an out-of-body experience, heroin can also increase relaxation and block out the pain. It creates an accumulation of dopamine in your brain, which then induces euphoria. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) considers heroin as a highly addictive drug, noting that almost a quarter of those who have tried it becomes addicted.

Methamphetamine

Also known as meth, methamphetamine is a man-made drug that is usually smoked, inhaled, snorted, injected, and swallowed. It causes hyperactivity, increases in libido, and promotes faster breathing. This drug can release high levels of dopamine in the brain, producing an intense feeling. This causes an intense “crash” that may cause you to take meth again to avoid that feeling.

Nicotine

This substance can help improve cognition and mood, and create pleasant sensations. It takes about 10 seconds for the effect of nicotine to kick in, but it usually subsides after a few hours. This may prompt you to smoke again not long after your last stick. The dependency builds up easily, making it one of the most difficult substances to quit without professional help.

Alcohol

Like any other drug, alcohol can enhance your mood. The problem is, excessive drinking can affect how your brain works, making you more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors. Drinking excessively also releases more endorphins, causing feelings of happiness, which then increases your cravings for more alcohol. Binge drinking can then turn into an addiction.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, getting professional help is necessary. Recovery can be a long way, but it is always possible.

 

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