Top 10 Most Addiction Drugs

Most Addiction Drugs | Lakehouse Recovery Center

Certain drugs are more addictive than others due to the chemical makeup. A team of scientists conducted a study and came up with what they call a “dependency rating” in order to measure how addiction different drugs are. The dependency rating measures the addictive potency on a scale of 0-to-3. Here is a list of the top 10 most addictive drugs along with their dependence rating, in order of most addictive to least.

Heroin – 2.89

Crack Cocaine – 2.82

Nicotine – 2.82

Methadone – 2.68

Crystal Meth – 2.24

Alcohol – 2.13

Cocaine – 2.13

Amphetamines – 1.95

Benzodiazepines – 1.89

GHB – 1.71


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Heroin Detox: Finding Your Way Through The Heavy Use of Heroin in America

Heroin Detox | LakehouseRecoveryCenter.comThe epidemic, as it’s been called, is getting worse. Teens and adults are finding their way to a drug that is simply ruining their lives, or worse, taking their lives.  At this time, there are over 500,000 Americans addicted to heroin.

One woman, according to a news article from the BBS, said, “”I don’t think these police officers know how bad it is out there – I really don’t.”

For instance, this same news article describes a group of men and women who have been addicts so long that their arms are “trashed” from injecting too often. Their arms are bleeding as they attempt to stab a needle into a vein. One man named Greg said:

“My arms are fried. It sucks. This is what I have to do nine out of 10 times is muscle it because my arms are so trashed.” 

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