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The Worst Drugs for You

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List Criteria: any substance that affects the body regardless of legality (that means you alcohol and caffeine)

There is no question that certain drugs have specific benefits when used correctly, but where do we draw the line between drugs that are helpful and drugs that are harmful? Adderall, a stimulant, is extremely beneficial when it comes to helping someone focus when it is either difficult or unachievable, but when addiction sets in and daily function can no longer persist without the aid of that drug, has the helpful/harmful line been irrevocably crossed? Are we now in the territory of the most dangerous drugs or even the worst drugs in the world?

This list seeks to engage readers in a thoughtful discourse about what the worst drugs for you really are, and not which ones are simply the most addictive drugs (though many of the worst ones will likely also be the most addictive). The important thing to remember when considering what the most harmful drugs are is that there is no solid line between bad drugs and good drugs; many will consider alcohol an innocuous substance while others would rank it above crystal meth based on personal experiences. Most times, when people begin using any type of drug, they do it seeking some sort of benefit such as stress relief from marijuana, increased focus from ritalin, or pain relief from morphine. When the search for pleasure becomes a quest to relieve the pain of addiction or a fractured life brought on by a drug, that is when it crosses into the harmful category.

This list, as you may have gathered with the introduction of alcohol into the conversation, is not just about the most harmful illegal drugs, it's a catch-all of prescription drugs, pharmaceuticals, and "harmless" substances like caffeine. This poll is here to gather the opinions of real people as opposed to doctors and lawmakers who would deem the majority of this list of drugs harmful if used in any situation. All of the drugs on this list of worst drugs has a positive use and a negative abuse, and the point is to sort out one from the other and determine what the worst drugs really are (based on intended use, actual use, and potential addiction and side effects).

If you think a drug has no potential benefit for its user and will only come with negative side effects, vote it up to the top of the list of most harmful drugs. If you think something has a continuing value to the user and society, vote it down and make it known you think it is a harmless drug (or at least a beneficial drug when used correctly). If you think there is a drug that's bad for you not listed, make sure to add it so it can be part of the debate on which drug is the worst for you.

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    Krokodil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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    Heroin and commonly known by its street names of H, smack, boy, horse, brown, black, tar, and others is an opioid analgesic originally synthesized by C.R. Alder Wright in 1874 by adding two acetyl

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    Obesity, Narcolepsy Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant of the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes that is used as a recreational drug and, rarely, to treat attention deficit hyperactivity

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    Crack cocaine is the freebase form of cocaine that can be smoked. It may also be termed rock, work, hard, iron, cavvy, base, or just crack; the Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment calls it

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    PCP is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Drugs for You


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    Alcohol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Drugs for You


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    Pain, Cough Cocaine is a tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. The name comes from "coca" and the alkaloid suffix "-ine", forming "cocaine". It is a

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    Post-Operative Pain Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid synthesized from thebaine, an opioid alkaloid found in the Persian poppy and one of the many opioid alkaloids found in the opium poppy. It is an analgesic generally

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    Opioid-Related Disorders, Intractable Pain A synthetic opioid with analgesic activity. Methadone mimics the actions of endogenous peptides at CNS opioid receptors, primarily on the mu-receptor and has actions similar to those of morphine and

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    Barbituates is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Drugs for You


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    Morphine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

    Morphine Dyspnea, Pain, Intractable Pain An opiate alkaloid isolated from the plant Papaver somniferum and produced synthetically. Morphine binds to and activates specific opiate receptors (delta, mu and kappa), each of which are involved in

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    Rohypnol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Drugs for You


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    Desomorphine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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    Desomorphine Desomorphine is a derivative of morphine with powerful, fast-acting opioid effects, such as sedation and analgesia. First synthesized in 1932 and patented in 1934, desomorphine was used in Switzerland

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    Crohn's disease, Pain, Diarrhea Opium is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy. Opium latex contains approximately 12% of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce heroin and other synthetic

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    Bath Salts

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    Tranquilizers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Drugs for You


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    Quaalude is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Drugs for You


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    Hydrocodone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

    Hydrocodone Post-Operative Pain, Obstructive lung disease, Cough Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from codeine, one of the opioid alkaloids found in the opium poppy. It is a narcotic analgesic used orally as an antitussive/cough suppressant, but

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    Attention deficit disorder, Hyperactivity, Narcolepsy Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant of the phenethylamine and piperidine classes that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic

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    Myoclonic epilepsy, Panic disorder, Tic Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine drug having anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, amnestic, sedative, and hypnotic properties. It is marketed under the trade name Rivotril by Roche in Argentina,

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    Ritalin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Drugs for You


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    Codeine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

    Codeine Post-Operative Pain, Pain, Cough Codeine or 3-methylmorphine is an opiate used for its depressant, analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, antihypertensive, anxiolytic, antidepressant, sedative and hypnotic properties. It is also used

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    Xanax is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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    Adderall is a psychostimulant drug of the phenethylamine class used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. Adderall is also used as a performance and cognitive

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    Autism, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Pain Venlafaxine is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor class. This means it increases the concentrations of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine in the body

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    Ménière's disease, Panic disorder, Tetanus Diazepam, first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a benzodiazepine drug. It is commonly used to treat a wide range of conditions, including anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, seizures, muscle

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    Seconal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Drugs for You


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    Zanamivir is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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    Zanamivir A sialic acid analog and a neuraminidase inhibitor with antiviral property. Zanamivir selectively inhibits influenza A and B virus neuraminidase, a viral surface glycoprotein, which mediates the

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    MDMA is a psychoactive drug of the substituted methylenedioxyphenethylamine and substituted amphetamine classes of drugs that is consumed primarily for its euphoric and empathogenic effects.

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    Eszopiclone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

    Eszopiclone Insomnia Lunesta

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    Atypical Antipsychotics

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    A cyclohexanone derivative with analgesic and anesthetic properties. Although its mechanism of action is not well understood, ketamine appears exerts complex pharmacological actions including

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    Typical Antipsychotics

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    Venlafaxine and Snri's

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    Temazepam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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    Tramadol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

    Tramadol Pain Tramadol is an opioid pain medication which is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. When taken as an immediate-release oral formulation, the onset of pain relief usually occurs within

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    Whyphy (21 Jump street)

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    Muscle Relaxers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

    Muscle Relaxers

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    Salvia divinorum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

    Salvia divinorum Salvia divinorum is a psychoactive plant which can induce "visions" and other hallucinatory experiences. Its native habitat is in cloud forest in the isolated Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca,

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