Top Deadly Drugs in the World
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 22.7 million Americans (8.6 percent) have an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Marijuana is a natural drug, it grows as a plant, cannabis, there are a variety of species and uses of the plant. Lead to depression and anxiety, and is addictive. It is smoked or consumed orally. The effect is much larger in oral consumption and overdose might lead to complete paranoia, and can last for a few days. The main problem is widespread use of this drug and disagreement on its health effects. 8% of cannabis users become dependent [Ref]. Some countries have no laws regarding Marijuana, Netherlands being one of the most known, while some like India regulates Marijuana but due to high cultural and religious use, the laws can never be effective.
It was used in 1953 by the US Army in psychological warfare tests, in 1970s it became a party drug. It is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens, producing feelings of increased energy, pleasure, emotional warmth, and distorted sensory and time perception. Mostly used as Hallucinogens.
Certain drugs or substances mixed with MDMA changes the effect of the drug, its taken with rat poison, LSD, cocaine and Viagra for different effects.
Meth is an older drug, developed in 1890s. It became popular in 1970s, as it was cheaper than cocaine as could be cooked more easily. It could be made with easily available ingredients, unlike cocaine or heroine which requires poppy.
Addicts don’t die that sexy. A quick google search will reveal horrifying images of meth addicts.
Side effects include Hallucinations, paranoia, panic attacks, increase in sucidal tendencies, tolerance to pain and breakdown of skeletal muscles.
The drug has a medical use, to induce sleep and is still used in some countries, they are popularly known as downers. The high is for a long time, can go upto a few days.
Taking too much can result in seizure, coma and death. The addiction is not as quick as in other drugs, but a large number of people are affected, also the addiction is strong and withdrawal is severe on long usage. On the streets are known as yellow jackets,” “downers,” “goofballs,” and “reds.”
An estimated 14-20 million people worldwide use cocaine, resulting in a billion-dollar industry. [Ref] Cocaine is extremely addictive, one of the most addictive drug in the world, in the form of a crystal , its known as crack.
Cocaine is extremely expensive drug and only a few people might afford it, ‘crack’ on the other hand is cheaper. Crack also reaches the brain faster than powdered cocaine, but the high lasts for a short time. The drug gained its popularity in 1980’s. In 1990s it is believed that it had 10 Million users in US alone.
Founded in 1874 one of the world’s oldest drugs, considered as the most addictive drug in the world by most people. About a quarter of those who use heroin become physically dependent.
The drug is so addictive that the recovery rate under treatment is 20%, whereas for others the rate is somewhere in between 40-60%[Ref] The drug has severe withdrawal symptoms and patients often relapse and withdrawal can begin within a few hours of last use! More often than not the patient would die before ever getting a treatment.
It was originally a painkiller and was considered safe, before it became the world’s most addictive drug. The drug is expensive, which is one of the reasons that number of drug addicts are not as high in number as they could have been.
Common side effects include respiratory depression , abscesses, infected heart valves, blood borne infections, constipation, and pneumonia.
This drug literally eats you alive.
Users of Krokodil are doomed because of its lower price and easy availability, that’s what makes it more dangerous than Heroine, although its not as strong as Heroine, user can get it more often, the effect diminishes quickly and addiction gets stronger and more painful. It is almost 1/3rd the price of heroine, and can be home made. It requires minimal expertise to cook some Krokodil, there are many ways you will come across the internet that teaches them, and that’s one of the reasons its hard to control. Ingredients mostly consist of painkillers, iodine, lighter fluids and industrial cleaning agents. Its mostly used in Russia.
Symptoms are rotting of flesh(Warning: if you don’t like the image don’t scroll down), and are too horrifying for the users, you can understand the addiction of Krokodil when users have these symptoms and are ready to accept them than rather than quitting the drug which cause it.