Top 10 official addictions to illicit drugs in America

Every year SAMHSA , the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, reports on the official trends in addiction, tallying up the numbers of addicts and their addictions. Most reports are published a couple of years later…so we look at figures from 2006. What do you think? Do the official numbers match the America that you experience? Are the Top 10 addictions close to reality or way off base? And guess who’s NUMBER 1…

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10. Sedatives

9. Inhalants

8. Heroin

7. Hallucinogens

6. Stimulants

5. Tranquilizers

4. Pain relievers

3. Cocaine

2. Psychotherapeutics

1. Marijuana

From the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use & Health
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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