All drugs have the chance of causing addiction. This is a fact. Sometimes though, the level of addiction can vary. Drugs that cause harder or more impressive highs people can have a much harder time quitting.
Addiction is when someone abuses a substance to the point where their body tells them they can’t live without it. Even if it’s negatively harming the body. Especially when it is.
Here are some of the hardest addictions to quit.
Cocaine is a stimulant, like alcohol or coffee, but is definitely not legal. It provides an intense rush of pleasure. It can be found in a crystal rock type called crack or as a white powder. It can be snorted, injected, or smoked.
The reason cocaine is so popular is that it makes the user feel alert. It is often abused for pleasure when partying, but it can also be used to get through a job or school work.
Generally, cocaine is binged, meaning a large amount is used in a short amount of time. This means the chances of addiction are higher the more it is used.
Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction Include:
- Intense cravings (for the drug)
- Suicidal thoughts
Heroin & Opiate Drugs
Heroin is an illegal drug derived from morphine. It is injected, snorted, or smoked to get a specific high-intensity wave of euphoria.
Opiates are derived from the poppy seed. Opiate Drugs are often prescription painkillers. They are often abused and include OxyContin, fentanyl, hydrocodone, and others. Opioids cause pleasure, pain relief, and relaxing mellow feeling.
Symptoms of Heroin or Opiate Drug Addiction:
- Intense craving for the drug
- Unable to control self
- Slurred speech
- Reduced sex drive
- Impaired breathing
Nearly 25% of people who try heroin or opiate drugs will become immediately addicted. They can cause uncomfortable and painful withdrawal symptoms.
Heroin or opiate drug withdrawal can seem like the flu, but more intense. It would vomiting, shaking, chills, and other unpleasant symptoms.
Methamphetamines, or meth, is a stimulant drug that is human-made. It’s also taken in binges like cocaine is. It comes in a powdered form, or a crystal rock from called “crystal meth.” Meth is taken for a really intense high of euphoria.
Powdered meth can have a longer lasting effect than its crystal counterpart. Both drugs cause intense pleasure though. This is often followed by the ”crash”. A crash is a depression, fatigue, and cravings that come once the high wears off. It’s what causes addiction.
The low can seem so hard and sad that another high is needed to feel normal. It isn’t normal though. It’s an addiction.
Continued long-term abuse of meth can actually cause brain damage. It can cause problems with memory and emotional issues. Because of lower dopamine levels, it’s easier to become depressed and not be sure how to feel happy without the drug.
Symptoms of Meth addiction:
- Tooth Decay
- Weight Loss