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List Rules Vote up any substance that affects the body, regardless of legality.

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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1,469 366
Methamphetamine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Methamphetamine Obesity, Narcolepsy

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1,508 379
Heroin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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698 96
Bath Salts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
modestas-kaminskas added Bath Salts

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1,146 273
Crack cocaine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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917 258
PCP is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
PCP

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806 271
Inhalants is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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471 201
Desomorphine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
anonymouss added Desomorphine

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760 325
Speed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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652 289
K2 (AKA Spice) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
K2 (AKA Spice)

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738 453
Cocaine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Cocaine Pain, Cough

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657 370
Oxycodone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Oxycodone Post-Operative Pain

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937 490
Alcohol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Alcohol

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584 365
Morphine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Morphine Dyspnea, Pain, Intractable Pain

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471 223
Rohypnol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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514 288
Methadone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Methadone Opioid-Related Disorders, Intractable Pain

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267 145
Ketamine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
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470 274
Barbituates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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481 310
Anabolic Steroids is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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511 352
Opium is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Opium Crohn's disease, Pain, Diarrhea

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321 246
Xanax is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
JustinKim added Xanax

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370 257
Quaaludes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Quaaludes

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454 348
Tobacco leaf extract is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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359 271
Tranquilizers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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164 132
Atypical Antipsychotics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
modestas-kaminskas added Atypical Antipsychotics

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324 272
Methylphenidate is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Methylphenidate Attention deficit disorder, Hyperactivity, Narcolepsy

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401 431
MDMA is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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183 171
Zanamivir is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
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329 300
Ritalin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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348 322
Hydrocodone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Hydrocodone Post-Operative Pain, Obstructive lung disease, Cough

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357 343
Adderall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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308 351
Codeine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Codeine Post-Operative Pain, Pain, Cough

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322 315
Vicodin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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304 296
Clonazepam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Clonazepam Myoclonic epilepsy, Panic disorder, Tic

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168 179
Temazepam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Clyde88 added Temazepam

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138 143
Typical Antipsychotics is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
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281 282
Ambien CR is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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208 200
Seconal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Seconal

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240 312
Salvia divinorum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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112 133
Venlafaxine and SNRIs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
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118 148
Venlafaxine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
modestas-kaminskas added Venlafaxine Autism, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Pain

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241 272
Diazepam is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Diazepam Ménière's disease, Panic disorder, Tetanus

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176 197
Eszopiclone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Eszopiclone Insomnia - Lunesta

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118 163
SSRIs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
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232 322
Tramadol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Tramadol Pain

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199 299
Mescaline is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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48 100
Metoclopramide is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
blankmates added Metoclopramide Gastroparesis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease

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205 329
Muscle Relaxers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
Muscle Relaxers

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217 412
Viagra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Drugs for You

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53 176
Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Drugs for You
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