Our society stigmatizes drug usage and addiction, while the problem continues
to escalate. Often, individuals try to hide their dependency to addictive
substances. Much of this social perspective comes from the legal condemnation
of certain drugs. For example, LSD is known as a drug used by the dredges
of counterculture. Seemingly, no respectable member of society would participate
in LSD because it is illegal. However, alcohol, while socially acceptable,
kills more individuals than LSD. So what are the most addictive drugs
in the United States?
Considered one of the most illicit of drugs, heroin use
continues to grow. As the number of addicts increases, so does the drug’s damaging
effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated
almost 12,000 American died because of heroin in 2014. The epidemic caught
national recognition, causing the
president to incorporate treatment programs into his budget proposal.
Alcohol is legal and widely accepted as a drink to help people unwind.
Whether it’s after work or in celebration, individuals imbibing
on liquor is no cause for alarm. However, because of the addictive properties
of the drink, alcohol addiction is a serious problem in the nation. The
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. links
88,000 annual deaths to alcohol usage.
Many consider cocaine as a glamorous drug, used by the rich and famous.
Unfortunately, it is not limited to wealthy circles. The CDC reported
that cocaine usage increased by 12 percent from 2012 to 2013. An average of
5,000 deaths occur because of cocaine overdoses. The potency and the effects can seriously
harm the users.
At Turning Point, we see how destructive the power of drugs can be on a
person and their families. We offer effective treatment plans that target
the root of the dependency, rather than just the side effects of it. Allow
us to help you start your road to recovery. If you or your loved one is
addicted to drugs or alcohol, contact our New Jersey drug and alcohol
rehab center. You can restart your life with just one