Knowing the most frequently used street drugs is important in prevention and treatment.
With the increasing number of illicit drugs available on the streets, it is important to stay updated on which drugs are the most threatening. Being aware of each substance and the risk that comes with using each substance is vital in preventing an overdose. If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, please reach out to BrightView at 888-501-9865.
Here are a few resources to learn more about different illicit substances:
- Top 10 Most Addictive Drugs: What starts out as a bad habit, or “social use,” can quickly turn into an addiction when the brain becomes dependent on the substance. Some of the drugs on this list may surprise you.
- The World’s Most Dangerous Drugs: Not all of the most dangerous drugs are illegal. However, even those available by prescription come with risk of harmful side effects, especially if not used correctly.
- Top 4 Most Dangerous Opioids: Although most opioids are available as prescription medications, they are also often used as illicit street drugs and can be incredibly addictive. Learning which opioids are addictive is helpful in prevention.
- What is Tranq: Beginning in 2019, Xylazine, otherwise known as “tranq” hit Philadelphia and quickly infiltrated the areas’ street drugs. Ever since, it has been responsible for an increase in overdose deaths and aggressive side effects, such as skin lesions.
- Why is Fentanyl So Dangerous: The DEA considers Fentanyl “the deadliest drug threat facing this nation,” and for good reason. Fentanyl is highly responsible for hundreds, of thousands of overdose deaths across the country with a potency 50 times stronger than heroin.
- Top 10 Ways Meth Affects Your Life: Methamphetamine, or meth, is similar in chemical structure to amphetamines commonly used to treat conditions like ADHD, but meth is a dangerous illicit drug. Crystal meth is highly addictive and dangerous because of how quickly someone can become addicted to it.
- Mental Effects of Heroin Addiction: Millions of Americans face some form of substance use disorder. All too often, someone taking unprescribed opioids begins taking heroin because it is easier to get and cheaper. Countless people struggle with heroin addiction and the mental effects that come with it are severe, as well as the risk of overdose.
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Staying educated on the dangers and frequency of illicit drugs being used in our communities is important. Together, we can work to prevent others from suffering from addiction, while also fighting against the stigma around substance use disorder.
At BrightView, we want to help anyone who needs support in treating substance use disorder. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, please give us a call or schedule an appointment online. We treat you like a person and addiction like a disease.