The Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs

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Every day, we hear of fatalities caused by drug abuse. Today, we are going to take a look at 10 most dangerous drugs. In recent years, the dangers caused by street drugs are on the increase. According to the report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there is 23% increase in the number of individuals dying from drug overdoses in the United States.

Drugs are invented to make us healthy and save our lives. Unfortunately, when they are abused, they become deadly and can lead to more problems. While the drugs mentioned on this list are considered the most dangerous drugs in the world, it is important to note that any drug can lead to health problem when abused. Even when you take over-the-counter drugs such as aspirin, extreme care must be taken to avoid abuse. Having said that, you can find the list of drugs considered to be dangerous below.

 

#1 Heroin

According to the report from the Center for Disease Control, the use of heroin in the United States has increased to a tremendous level in recent years. This drug is being abused by men and women at all income levels. Heroin overdose can shut down your central nervous system and lead to a lethal respiratory depression. It can as well lead to slowed or stopped the heartbeat.

It is not uncommon to overdose on heroin after just trying it for the first time.

 

#2 Crack Cocaine

Crack cocaine is a very popular drug on the street. It is ranked as the second most popular drug that leads to lethal overdoses. Unfortunately, the use of this drug is on increase and can be found even among high-school students. It is a popular drug among party-goers. Abuse of crack cocaine can lead to increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and a host of other problems.

 

#3 Oxycodone

Known as a pain-relieving medicine, Oxycodone is highly addictive. Users often abuse this drug in an effort to increase the euphoria this drug gives. Abuse of Oxycodone can lead to problems such as lethargic behavior and increased heart rate.

 

#4 Purple Drank

This drug was made popular by rappers such as Jay Z that mentioned it in their songs in the 90s. It is made by mixing soda water, sweets, and cold medicine. When taken, it makes the user woozy; however, it can lead to long-term effects such as respiratory problems as well as heart failure.

 

#5 Alprazolam

Alprazolam which is popularly known as “Xanax”, is a drug used in the treatment of depression and anxiety. In recent years, it has been found that many people are abusing this drug. An overdose of Alprazolam can lead to central nervous system depression such as coma or drowsiness. This drug can lead to a more serious problem when it is mixed with alcohol.

 

#6 Methamphetamine

Also known as Crystal meth, Methamphetamine was first developed in 1887 and became very popular during the Second World War. It is very addictive and most addicts abuse it because of its euphoric effect. Overdosing on Methamphetamine can lead to heart attack, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and anxiety.

 

#7 Morphine

Morphine is mostly used by doctors in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Unfortunately, it is one of the most abused drugs in the United States. When a user takes an overdose of Morphine, he is likely to experience slow and labored breathing or even stoppage of breath in some cases.

 

#8 Fentanyl

Fentanyl is very similar to morphine; it is a synthetic opioid that is used in the treatment of pain. An overdose of this pain medication will lead to slowed heart rate, low blood pressure, and excessive drowsiness.

 

#9 Barbiturates

Barbiturates are a class of sedatives used in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and sleeping problems before the dangers were made known in the late 1960s. The drug depresses the nervous system which makes the user feel relaxed and even euphoric. Unfortunately, many deaths have been attributed to accidental overdoses of Barbiturates including that of a popular socialite Marilyn Monroe.

 

#10 Diazepam

Diazepam is used in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal, anxiety disorders, and muscle spasms. It is classified as a benzodiazepine. Taking an overdose of Diazepam can lead to confusion, dizziness, unresponsiveness, and even drowsiness.

 

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