Different drugs and substances have different levels of addictive qualities. The severity and amount of damage a drug addiction does to an individual is based on the level of addiction. The level of addiction is based on the substance involved, how long the addiction has lasted, and the amount of the substance used during the addiction.
Some drugs have a highly addictive quality and it does not take much or long for an addict to show signs of the addiction or noticeable negative effects. Other substances do not have the same outward signs of addiction, but they do considerable mental and physical damage to the individual.
We have gathered drug specific information in order to help you understand the substances behind the addiction. We believe the best way an individual can help themselves or a family member can assist an addict is by being informed on the drugs, their effects, and addiction treatment options.