Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Three Most Addictive Drugs

Many drugs are addictive to one degree or another, legal status notwithstanding. The reality is that legal prescription drugs can be just as dangerous and addictive as their illegal counterparts.

Of the illicit street drugs, methamphetamine is the most addictive, the most dangerous, the most destructive. Watch the video and you’ll understand why I don’t do meth.

Always found in combination, the remaining two of the three most addictive drugs aren’t really drugs at all. But they behave very much like other highly addictive drugs in that anyone who gets so much as a taste of either of them becomes immediately addicted; the more of them people get, the more of them people want. Enough is never enough.

Once hooked on these “drugs,” addicts quickly learn to lie with conviction, to manipulate events with impunity, and to exploit their fellows without guilt or remorse. Prolonged abuse often strips addicts of their humanity, inhibits sociability, triggers paranoia and fear, fosters delusions of grandeur and feelings of superiority, increases arrogance, selfishness and greed, diminishes compassion, and floods the brain with endorphins.

Although these “drugs” are legal, a double standard regarding their usage seems to apply. Some people are encouraged—even aided and abetted—to help themselves to generous quantities, while most others face numerous obstacles that prevent them from getting anywhere near the supply.

Perhaps you’re among the elite group of people who have privileged access to these highly addictive narcotics, but chances are you’re not.

After all, wealth and power aren’t for everyone.

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