The Five Most Addictive Substances

The Five Most Addictive Substances

March 13, 2018

Five Most Addictive Substances

Take a look at the five most addictive substances on the planet, ranked by scientists.

According to a team of psychiatrists, chemists, and pharmacologists at the UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists, the following ranking focuses on dependency.



Caffeine that is the most widely consumed psychoactive ‘drug,’ is not a danger to human health.

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Here are the drugs that rank highest for dependency:

1. Heroin: the highest on the list in terms of dependency.

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2. Cocaine: receiving a 3 out of 3 in terms of pleasure.

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3. Nicotine: ranked as almost as addictive as cocaine, in terms of psychological addictiveness.

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4. Barbiturates: sedative drugs. They were once widely prescribed for anxiety.

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5. Alcohol: less psychologically addictive than tobacco.

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via sciencealert

 

By | 2018-03-13T13:28:58+00:00 Mar 13, 2018|Categories: Physics|

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