According To Science, These Are The Five Most Addictive Substances In The World

And you likely use one of them a LOT

Drugs are bad and addictive, right? Well yes, but some are more addictive than others. And while we all know that alcohol is technically a drug - despite the fact it's completely legal in most countries worldwide - we tend to ignore just how unhealthy and addictive this can be, too.

New data from a group of researchers specialising in addiction – including experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, chemists, forensic scientists and pharmacologists – shows that, actually, alcohol is up there with some of the most hard-hitting drugs when it comes to its addictive qualities.

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Here are the top five substances researchers found to be most addictive in terms of both physical and psychological dependency, based on a rating out of 3 (3 being most addictive, 0 being not at all addictive):

5. Alcohol

Psychological dependency: 1.9/3

Physical dependency: 1.6/3

4. Barbiturates

Psychological dependency: 2.2/3

Physical dependency: 1.8/3

3. Tobacco (nicotine)

Psychological dependency: 2.6/3

Physical dependency: 1.3/3

2. Cocaine

Psychological dependency: 2.8/3

Physical dependency: 1.3/3

1. Heroin

Psychological dependency: 3/3

Physical dependency: 3/3

Maybe now's the time to cut down on the smack, hey?

From: Cosmo UK