Drug Information and Resources You Should Know
When you think of drugs, there are probably several that immediately come to mind.
What you might not realize is that there are actually many different types of drugs that lead to addiction. We want to make it simple for you to find information on the drugs you're interested in learning about. To do that, we've come up with the top addictive drugs in each category.
The information you'll find on this page will help you better understand these drugs. Ultimately, it is our hope that you will read this information and choose to begin the recovery process.
You can overcome your addiction. Quite often, doing so begins with increasing your knowledge on the drug(s) you're using.
Top Addictive Drug Categories
There are many types of addictive drugs. Most people can only name a few. Many drugs are addictive, but most people are unaware of their addictive potential.
The following are the top addictive drug categories. Chances are pretty good that you will find your drug of choice among them.
Alcohol use is very common in the United States, as well as elsewhere in the world. Alcohol is a drug that most people consider to be safe. It is easy to obtain, as long as you're old enough to purchase it.
In many cases, this makes alcohol one of the more dangerous drugs. So many people misuse alcohol, and it is a drug that is so easy to get addicted to.
If you suffer from alcoholism, this is information that you need to know.
- Binge Drinking
- Heavy Drinking
- Underage Drinking
- Types of Alcoholism
Cannabinoids are drugs that have a direct impact on the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Like alcohol, cannabinoids are considered to be one of the safer drug choices. Many people use them, assuming that they don't have to worry about addiction.
Unfortunately, they are wrong. Cannabinoids can lead to addiction, and they do for many people.
The bottom line is that no drug is safe. If you have been using cannabinoids, this section is for you. You'll see that they aren't as harmless as you have always thought them to be.
- Cannabis oil
- Bubble hash
Opiates and Opioids
Opiates and opioids are drugs that are made from the poppy plant. Many of the opioid drugs on this list are used to treat chronic or acute pain.
While many of these drugs do have their place in the medical community, they are highly addictive. Unfortunately, so many opiate addictions begin with prescription opioids, and then progress to drugs like heroin.
If you are addicted to opiates, please take a moment and learn more about your drug of choice.
Prescription medications are some of the most dangerous drugs in the world. They are dangerous because of their perceived safety. People assume that because they are prescribed, that means that they are safe. This couldn't be further from the truth.
Even prescription drugs without an addiction warning on them can become addictive. Once you are addicted, stopping the use of prescription drugs is very difficult. If you have a prescription drug addiction, this is information you need to be aware of.
- Prescription Medications
There are many different types of stimulant drugs. Some are prescribed and some are illegal. Regardless of which type of stimulant you use, all of the drugs in this category are highly addictive.
It's important to learn as much about stimulant drugs as you can, if you're an addict. You will find this information to be very useful.
- Crystal Meth
Depressants are drugs that are often prescribed for those who have severe anxiety. Sometimes they are prescribed to treat other types of mental health problems.
Regardless of why you are taking depressants, they can become addictive. In fact, their addictive potential only increases with long-term usage. If you currently take depressants, you need to learn as much about this category as you can.
Hallucinogens are drugs that cause users to experience strange sensations. Many report having out of body experiences, or even visiting alternate realms.
Hallucinogens are extremely dangerous. They can lead to addiction, and can cause serious health issues. If you are using hallucinogens, please read the following information.
Over the Counter Medications
Over the counter medications are drugs that are available to almost everyone. They are perceived to be safe for this reason. Actually, over the counter drugs can be dangerous, and they are often abused.
If you have an over the counter drug addiction, this is information you need to be aware of. Read on to learn why these drugs are so dangerous.
- Diet Pills
- DXM Cough Medicine
- Sleep Aids
- Over the Counter Medications
- Caffeine Pills
Many inhalants are products that are found in and around the home. They are drugs that are often abused by young people with limited access to stronger drugs.
Even so, inhalants are extremely dangerous. They can lead to paranoia and other severe mental health issues. If you have been using inhalants, get more information about them here.
- Aerosol Sprays
- Bath Salts
- Cleaning Fluids
- Paint Thinner
Steroid drugs are thought of as something that athletes use to build muscle. Sometimes, steroids are prescribed to treat various health conditions.
Still, steroids are extremely addictive, and abusing them has devastating consequences. If you have been abusing steroid drugs, you may have already formed an addiction to them. Find out more about these dangerous drugs.
- Anabolic Steroids