Substances

There are many legal and illegal drugs which are highly addictive, causing negative long term behavioral, physical, and social effects.
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There are many types of addictive substances, some of which have devistating health risks. A few are listed below and each can have long term effects.
Help can be just a call away. If you or someone you know is in immediate need consider reaching out.

Substances

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Prescription Medications

Prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. According to the CDC, 47,600 people overdosed just from opioids in 2017.

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is classified as a legal depressant and a sedative-hypnotic drug. It effects every organ in the body and excessive use can cause respiratory depression, drowsiness, coma, and death.

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Marijuana

One of the most commonly used drugs, Marijauna can have negative long term effects, especially for those that begin its use as a teenager.

Hallucinogens

These are psychoactive drugs that include PCP LSD, Ketamine, Mushrooms, Mescaline, DMT and GHB. While not as highly addictive as other substances, they are often abused.
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Ecstasy or Molly

MDMA is a synthetic drug that alters the awareness of objects and a persons perception of conditions. It is similar to a stimulant and an hallucinogen.

Methamphetamine

One of the most dangerous drugs on the market, Meth takes an extreme toll on the body and mind.

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Cocaine

Highly addictive, it produces a sense of euphoria and boosts energy. Nearly 1,800 people try coke for the first time each day.

Heroin

A powerful opioid, Heroin is highly addictive and can become a habit after just a few uses. It’s extremely dangerous and has a high overdose rate.

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Substance Abuse Statistics

North America has the worlds highest drug related mortality rate
0  in 4
Of all
global deaths
In the United States
during the last 30 days
0 m+
used an illicit drug according to government statistics (9/2019)
The NSDUH
has found that
0 m
people battled a substance
use disorder in 2017*

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