All kinds of addictive substances
We can summarize the types of drug addiction into the following list:
- Over the counter medications
People can be addicted to a wide variety of drug types, from drugs to the illegal one like heroin. According to the conducted study by national institution of mental health services and drug abuse, about drug abuse and people’s healthiness, it exhibited that about 23 millions of people over 12 years old, are suffering from different kinds of addiction. If you or anyone you love much is one of the above mentioned population, read the following short article because it will be useful to know the types of drugs which are addictive if it’s abused.
Anyone who has easy access to one of the above mentioned type of drug, he/she is really at risk of addiction and it is not something deniable, specifically for those who have someone addicted among themselves or previously have been addicted to one of the mentioned drugs. Imagine that someone who live in a society with high rate of addiction in it or is living in a family with an addicted member, he/she will be at a higher risk of drug abuse. Sometimes addiction is not recognizable. The patient may have abused the drug and show a normal situation at home, in society or at work, but It is not something durable and shows itself when one is in need of the drug and has not abused it during the day, then you can watch the symptoms physically and mentally. However, there are types of addiction and here we go to name and describe each one according to the list mentioned above.
According to the declarations of national center of preventing chronic disease, alcohol is one the widest reported addiction. About 50% of high school students abuse alcohol to feel intoxication each year. Warning signals of alcohol addiction are:
- Being at late for school and work
- Not doing the homework
- Not enjoying things, he/she enjoyed previously
- Daily habit of drinking
- Feeling guilty after drinking
- Lying about drinking habit
- Sharp tendency toward drinking
- Turning the lights off while drinking
- Inability of stop drinking or ceasing drinking habits
- Drinking more than before
Amphetamines increases the speed of central nervous system. You can find these addictive drugs widely. Its street names are “speed” “failure” and Methamphetamines. In the united states of America, these types of drugs are not expensive and they are easily accessible. Maybe that’s why Amphetamines are one the most common and mostly reported types of addiction in USA. Amphetamines cause higher blood pressure, reducing appetite, headache, laziness, anxiety, dizziness, hallucination, convulsion and heart failure.
National institution of drug abuse, declares that 90 percent of all lung cancer has root in cigarette. Tobacco products are banned for under eighteen years old in USA as well as many of countries all over the world. Although this law is conducting all over the world as well as USA, but easy access and being expensive, has made tobacco products available even for under eighteen people. Each time one lights a cigarette, its addiction is added up. Smoking and abusing tobacco products can result in cancer, heart failure and heart stroke.
May be its surprising for you to know that even steroids are addictive drugs, but it’s true and Steroids are considered as Addictive drug among some of body builders and athletes. People who are involved in body building and go gym for many years, sometimes want to increase the mass of their muscle in an abnormal way. So, they will be addicted to the steroids they use to achieve the goal mentioned and cannot the mental feeling they are addicted to after using and reusing steroids. This type of addiction is the satisfactionary feeling they have about their perfect body and massy muscles after using steroids, while the real feeling comes from the addiction of them to the steroid abusing. Symptoms of addiction to the steroid is listed below:
- Continuing the abuse of steroids although they know the destructive consequences
- Looking for higher doze
- Inability to withdraw steroid abusing
- Abnormal growth of muscles.