Drug addiction was once a disease attributed to the inner cities. Thanks to easily available, inexpensive ingredients, over-prescription by doctors and a thriving black
market, drug addiction is now rooted in affluent suburbs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that drug-related deaths have increased five-fold since 1990. Recent statistics show America’s middle-class teenagers are increasingly affected. Below, you’ll find four of the worst drug addictions known.
Also called Special K, ketamine is an extremely strong anesthetic that has recently gained popularity for study among psychiatrists as a medication for treatment-resistant depression. Because it induces euphoria and stays in the body for only three hours, it’s also a favorite of the underground club scene. Long term use and abuse of this drug causes thickening of the urinary tract and bladder, psychological addiction and…
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