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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Cigarettes Sign of Mental Health Issues

Mental Health | LakehouseRecoveryCenter.comPeople who smoke cigarettes will often claim that lighting up a cigarette relieves stress.  A new study by researchers from the University College London and the British Heart Foundation found that this is not the case and actually what a person is experiencing is early signs of nicotine withdrawal.  By surveying 6 ,500 people, researchers were able to come to the conclusion that smoking cigarettes could be a sign of mental health issues. More than 18% of those surveyed who were smokers also had anxiety or depression, while only 11.3% of ex-smokers and 10% of non-smokers also had those mental health issues. The results of the study suggest that quitting smoking could help improve mental health.

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