Worst Addictions that Kill Humans You Must Fight Against.

Worst Addictions that Kill -You know if am asked what kills fast, I’ll say its addiction! I’ve seen it destroy people, family, and relationships, so the question now is, what really is addiction? According to Wikipedia, “Addiction is a brain characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences”.

It went on to say. “Despite the involvement of a number of psychosocial factors, a biological process – one which is induced by repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus – is the core pathology that drives the development and maintenance of an addiction”.

In a more simple explanation, when you can’t do without something despite the fact that it is causing you harm, it becomes an . One thing that comes to people’s mind when the addiction is mentioned is alcohol, drugs, sex, there’s more to addiction.

It is pertinent to know that the harm caused mustn’t be healthy, if it harms your job, relationship, or association it is an addiction, so the video is an addiction, so also is love.

In this article, I will be showing you the top 10 addiction that can kill that can human being

List Worst Addictions that Kill Humans

1. Alcohol

The number one thing people get addicted to is alcohol. According to research, about 90 in the world take alcohol, and about 60 percent in the 90 are addicted, this means 60 percent of people in the world are been destroyed, this is damn serious.

Why is alcohol so addictive? Alcohol affects the brain.  According to scientific research, it is the ethanol within alcohol that causes chemical reactions in the brain.

When alcohol is recurrently abused, it will change the way the brain functions. It will start to need the substance to feel normal.

It is the chemicals in the brain that send messages which are affected. They are neurotransmitters, which tell the body what to do. Inhibitory neurotransmitters will help calm the brain down. It makes a person feel balanced and at ease.

2. Cocaine 

When it comes to destroying people, cocaine is in the frontline, it’s the first and the deadliest. The reason it’s not listed in the first is that unlike cocaine, Alcohol affects a greater number of people than cocaine, the reason is that cocaine is quite expensive compared to Alcohol and it hasn’t been legalized but really cocaine is the deadliest thing people get addicted to and its effect is pretty fast.

Usually, our brain cells cycle will use again hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters define how we experience desire, motivations, pleasure, and reward. Brain cells send out signals usually and they’re taken up by receptors on that cell.

Cocaine shuts down this normal process of the brain. It creates pleasure, feelings of desire, and behavior reinforcement. Dopamine begins to build up. Cocaine also alters serotonin levels which is what balances our moods.

3. Cigarettes 

Nothing causes Cancer of the lungs like cigarettes, cancer of the lungs is like its partner, and no wonder people who manufacture it clearly warn that “smokers are liable to die young”  it isn’t just writing, it’s a fact.

What causes addiction in cigarettes is the nicotine in cigarettes; it is as addictive as heroin. It alters the brain as it changes extra nicotine receptors to make space for the doses of nicotine.

When the brain no longer gets the nicotine, breaking out symptoms will occur. This can include anxiety, irritability, and strong cravings for nicotine.

The physical addiction to nicotine is owing to how quickly it goes to the brain when gasped. It causes an apparent temporary relaxation. Nicotine raises a person’s mood and heart rate momentarily.

The relaxation and raised mood don’t last long which is when the body begins to crave another cigarette. Withdrawal symptoms set in quickly with nicotine. Imagine that many people will use 20 doses of this drug daily to get their addiction fix.

4. Sex

Sounds funny but sex is among the deadly addiction. There are people who can’t stay a minute without having, they feel weird. I was watching a short clip the other day about a woman who has orgasm 30 times in just a day; they just want to have sex every day.

You might be asking, how is it deadly?  You notice that most people that are addicted to sex, especially the men, end up masturbating until nothing else is left in their body(I mean semen)  which is not very good.

I hope you know semen contains essential nutrient necessary for the body, by masturbating every day, the loose this nutrient, this could lead to a serious medical problem.

For the female, the would want to sleep with anybody they come in contact with, sometimes because they want it so bad, they won’t even consider using protection and they end up contacting viruses and other infections.

5. Methadone 

You know it’s funny because many addiction treatment programs use methadone in assisting people come off the withdrawal effects of hard drugs.

The problem is, it may look like it is helping in rating patient but it only causes a different form of addiction. It is meant to be a tapering program where someone addicted to a harder opioid can slowly withdraw to avoid intense symptoms of abstinence.

Withdrawing from methadone can be pretty hard; I think it would take 6 weeks or so. Like with many hard drugs, it is not advisable to attempt withdrawing from methadone on your own. With over 5 million people reporting that they have abused methadone in the past, this is not an uncommon issue.

6. Amphetamine

Amphetamines are a category and class of stimulants that include dextroamphetamine, amphetamines, and methamphetamines. Normally when taken, they increase energy, mood, and confidence.

They also help to quash one’s appetite. They are used frugally as a weight-loss tool but the likes of Adderall are being prescribed to those with ADHD liberally. This drug can be very addictive and it has been one of the drugs that are very hard to break off.

7. Marijuana

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names is among the things people get addicted to. According to Wikipedia ‘Marijuana is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes”.

The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids.  Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within the food, or as an extract.

Cannabis has mental and physical effects, such as creating a “high” or “stoned” feeling, a general change in perception, heightened mood, and an increase in appetite. The onset of effects is within minutes when smoked, and about 30 to 60 minutes when cooked and eaten.

They last for between two and six hours. Short-term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety.

Long-term side effects may include addiction, decreased mental ability in those who started as teenagers, and behavioral problems in children whose mothers used cannabis during pregnancy. There is a strong relation between cannabis use and the risk of psychosis, though the cause-and-effect is debated.

8. Crystal Meth 

Unlike other drugs listed in this article, the crystal Meth is a man-made central nervous system stimulation drug. this drug has an extremely high addiction rate in the world especially in the United States.it has been reported by the National Institute on Drugs Abuse and the DEA that crystal meth is very addictive

usually when someone is so into crystal meth, it becomes very hard to stop on his or her own. the proper way is to meet an expert.

Factors that Brings Addiction 

There are lots of factors that bring about addiction, it can be because of low family support and proper training. its obvious that drug addiction is more rampant in areas and places with low availability of income and basic needs, like the Ghetto.  according to science,   genetic makeup, mental illness can also be factors.

Being addicted to sex can be bipolar disorder.  The path to addiction isn’t a straight road and it doesn’t happen right away with any of the drugs stated. A drugs immediate effects might feel good  but that doesn’t mean every user will try the drug again or become addicted.

It is the repeated use that develops tolerance and then dependence. The brain and body become dependent and it becomes challenging to stop. Addiction has taken hold of a person once they are fully aware that it’s causing them harm but continue to abuse the substance anyway.

How to Fight Addiction 

fighting addiction starts with you. you have to decide that you want to stop and then begin to work on your decision. if its cocaine, stop taking it, it will be very hard to stop, but when you’re determined to stop, you can actually achieve it . its all about determination.

You can also visit a specialist if you feel your addiction is severe. one thing I need you to know, the level of your success to stop an addiction is in you, if you decide to stop it, you can actually stop it

StudentsandScholarship Team.

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