Deerfield Beach Rehab | 3 Most Addictive Substances

Last Updated: Sep 21st 2020

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Substance abuse is extremely common in the United States. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that more than 21 million Americans battled a substance use disorder. Below are some of the most addictive and dangerous substances in the U.S. today. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, contact our Deerfield Beach rehab today.

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This intense substance has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Cocaine puts the user in a euphoric state and increases excitement in the brain, making it a  highly addictive drug. It is also often used back to back to maintain a high.


This highly dangerous drug is an opioid that blocks pain. Also, it increases feelings of relaxation and euphoria. Heroin is a highly addictive drug and manifests as an addiction at a rapid pace. Withdrawal symptoms occur quickly. Also, these withdrawal symptoms can be painful, emotionally and physically.


Alcohol is a mood enhancer. And also a central nervous system depressant. When alcohol is consumed in heavy amounts it often leads to dependency. Also, when alcohol withdrawal symptoms occur, the results can be deadly.

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Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.