Addiction Glossary


Alcohol has been named the most commonly used addictive substance in America. With this being the case, many people struggle with alcohol dependence or


Inhalant addiction isn’t as prevalent as addictions to other substances. But, when untreated, it can be extremely serious. And, often ends in unexpected death.

Cocaine and Crack

Crack and cocaine are both derived from the coca plant native to South America. While at first, this plant showed promise for medical advancements,


A 2015 study reported that a number of Americans, ages 12 and older, had used methamphetamine, or meth, at least one time. This drug


It goes by several different names: Mary Jane, reefer, weed, pot. But all of these nicknames refer to one plant-based drug known as “marijuana.”


While prescription opiates are leading to the cause of many deaths resulting in the opioid epidemic, there are other prescription medications being abused and


Heroin addiction is among the leading causes of death in the United States as addiction often leads to overdose. This highly addictive drug is

Opiates and Opioids

Causing a steady rise in overdose deaths and the sole reason for the development of the opioid epidemic here in America, opiates and opioids are


Prescription drug abuse has been on the rise in the United States for the past decade. While the opioid epidemic is raving the nation,

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