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Opioids and alcohol top the list of most deadly drugs

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The 10 Most Dangerous Drugs in America | United Recovery Project

70 million Americans admit to the regular use of mind-altering drugs. 100 people overdose every single day, leading to an estimated 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016 alone. The biggest increases among these deaths occurred with fentanyl and synthetic opioids, which caused 20,000 of the fatalities.

Drug abuse includes not just illegal but legal substances and recovery from addiction must start with the individual. Here are 10 of the most dangerous drugs in America, and some facts about their dangers:

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Alcohol's Effects on the Body | National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body:

Brain: Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.

Heart: Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart, causing problems including:

Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat Stroke High blood pressure
Research also shows that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may protect healthy adults from developing coronary heart disease.

Liver: Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including:

Steatosis, or fatty liver Alcoholic hepatitis Fibrosis Cirrhosis Pancreas: Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.

Cancer: Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the:

Mouth Esophagus Throat Liver Breast Immune System: Drinking too much can weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for disease. Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not drink too much. Drinking a lot on a single occasion slows your body’s ability to ward off infections – even up to 24 hours after getting drunk.

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