What are the most addictive drugs?

Out of all of the drugs on the streets, including alcohol and nicotine, which are the most addictive?

asked 28 Mar '12, 13:38

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"What are the most addictive drugs?" is a broad and, frankly, controversial question. "Most addictive" could refer to the typical speed at which someone gets addicted to a drug, the collective number of people addicted to a drug, the difficulty at which it is to recover from an addiction to a drug, etc. Proper measurement of addictiveness is difficult to imagine by many, as each addiction is unique to the person and their circumstances.

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drug-addiction

Drug Addiction

Millions of people become addicted to drugs every year.

drug-abuse

Drug Abuse

Chronic drug abuse will lead to the creation of serious chemical dependencies and addiction.

alcohol

Alcohol

Though alcohol is legal, it is an addictive, controlled substance.

alcohol-addiction

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction affects millions of people a year.


Heroin, Oxycodone... I guess Opiates come to mind when considering strength of addiction.

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answered 03 May '12, 14:47

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Meth (Methamphetamine) and all of its derivatives are pretty nasty drugs too. It is all too common for an addict to get lost in the destructive cycle of a meth addiction, and never be able to fully recover.

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What about cigarettes? How many hundreds of millions of people are addicted to those worldwide?

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answered 03 May '12, 15:05

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Alcohol is the most widely used and abused drug of all drugs and is very addictive. Most people do not think of it as a drug and are not horrified by people who drink as they would be if it was heroin. It is not thought of as a drug because it is Socially Acceptable to drink either alone or in public places.

A Drug is a chemical substance that when taken into the body causes a mental, physical and/or emotional reactions.

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answered 28 Jun '13, 14:51

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