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.”