Addiction Glossary

Alcohol

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

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Inhalants

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.

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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,

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Methamphetamine

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

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Marijuana

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.”

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Amphetamines

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

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Heroin

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

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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

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Benzodiazepines

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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