The obvious issue with certain drugs taken to make you feel good is their high propensity for full-blown addiction, whether they are taken recreationally or to medically relieve pain or other conditions.
This Northpoint Washington infographic provides a clear a breakdown of the 10 most addictive drugs out there that, when misused or abused, can have serious life-changing effects, none for the better, and even an early death. Only detox and rehab can help.
Heroin/Opioids: Both of these extremely addictive morphine-based drugs are the reason for the current U.S. epidemic.
Crack Cocaine: Believed by experts to be the most addictive form of cocaine.
Nicotine: Smoking cigarettes can and does kill.
Methadone: Ironically used to treat opiate and opioid addiction.
Methamphetamine: A powerful stimulant, meth is 3 times more potent than cocaine, and can be fatal.
Alcohol: Socially acceptable, alcohol Is the most abused substance in the world.
Cocaine: Euphoric high, increased energy and a need to use again.
Amphetamine: Another powerful stimulant used to treat ADHD, obesity and narcolepsy.
Benzodiazepines: Medications such as Xanax and Valium, used to treat anxiety, insomnia and other issues.
GHB: Known as liquid ecstasy, as well as the “date rape drug.”
Score from the experts at Killer Infographics
Visual Communication - 45%
Design - 55%
Content/Script - 55%
Usability - 60%
This infographic identifies addictive drugs and presents information about them. The information about each drug is contained in its own category. A few visuals appear in the infographic; however, those are a bit too far between to communicate the information visually. On the other hand, the consistent color palette is a helpful touch that builds consistency. The typography varies across the piece, and while that can work on occasion, the number of typefaces creates a tone that doesn't seem aligned with the information. On that note, the content itself is compact and stays on topic. It could benefit from additional data about the individual drugs — or sources for the claims. The sectioned structure to this infographic helps keep the pieces easy to find. Some information might benefit from additional ordering, especially regarding definitions of key terms. Overall, there's a helpful foundation to this infographic, but it could benefit from additional visual work as well as a clearer tone goal. We'd give this an F.