There are many legal and illegal drugs which are highly addictive, causing negative long term behavioral, physical, and social effects.
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There are many types of addictive substances, some of which have devistating health risks. A few are listed below and each can have long term effects.
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They are substances that come from barbituric acid. They are a depressant which affects the central nervous system in a number of ways. The majority of medications that can be classified as barbiturates fall under the prescription category.

Benzos designed to change the lifestyle of the patient, but it may not always translate into an improvement of quality of life due to its highly addictive nature. If used improperly, benzos can create potentially deadly addictions with short-term and long-term impacts.


Opioid abuse is one of the most common causes of drug addiction. Withdrawals effects are often considered to be some of the worst around. Opioids are typically used as a painkiller, and they can have both short and long-term effects on the mind and body making them difficult to overcome.

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is classified as a legal depressant and a sedative-hypnotic drug. It effects every organ in the body and excessive use can cause respiratory depression, drowsiness, coma, and death.



One of the most commonly used drugs, Marijauna can have negative long term effects, especially for those that begin its use as a teenager.


These are psychoactive drugs that include PCP LSD, Ketamine, Mushrooms, Mescaline, DMT and GHB. While not as highly addictive as other substances, they are often abused.
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Ecstasy or Molly

MDMA is a synthetic drug that alters the awareness of objects and a persons perception of conditions. It is similar to a stimulant and an hallucinogen.


One of the most dangerous drugs on the market, Meth takes an extreme toll on the body and mind.


Highly addictive, it produces a sense of euphoria and boosts energy. Nearly 1,800 people try coke for the first time each day.


A powerful opioid, Heroin is highly addictive and can become a habit after just a few uses. It’s extremely dangerous and has a high overdose rate.

Substance Abuse Statistics

North America has the worlds highest drug related mortality rate
0  in 4
Of all
global deaths
In the United States
during the last 30 days
0 m+
used an illicit drug according to government statistics (9/2019)
has found that
0 m
people battled a substance
use disorder in 2017*

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