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Most addictive alcohol

Most addictive alcohol substances

Alcohol has become the most commonly used addictive substance within the United States. There are over 17.6 million people currently in America who are suffering from some form of chronic alcohol abuse o alcohol dependency, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Now you may not think that 17.6 million is a lot; however, when you look at it from a different perspective, you can see that 1 in every 12 adults is suffering from unhealthy binge drinking traits that have a high potential of developing into full-blown alcoholism.

People drink for many different reasons; some of us will drink to help cope with our anxiety in public settings to allow ourselves to feel comfortable. At the same time, others drink heavily to numb the pain currently going on in their lives. Due to each of us drinking for various reasons, there will never be a one-hit solution that fits everyone. Treatments that may work on specific individuals may not work on others and vice versa.

What makes alcohol so addictive

Drinking alcohol stimulates the release of a chemical called dopamine and endorphins within the brain. These chemicals are known as happy chemicals that produce feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Additionally, they can further act as a natural painkiller. Suppose individuals struggle in life or with a particular situation. In that case, they often turn to substances such as alcohol to experience that euphoric feeling, even if only for a couple of hours. However, individuals fall into the trap of chasing that pleasurable feeling which quickly results in individuals having to consume more for the same intense feeling they once had.

The most addictive alcoholic substance?

Unfortunately, many people who begin consuming large amounts of alcohol while having a pre-existing mental health issue will be placed in the high-risk category of becoming an addict. There is such a range of alcoholic substances varying in alcoholic content. The higher the alcoholic content, the more addictive and potent the beverage. We have listed the most alcoholic substances there are, starting with Whiskey.


Whiskey is considered one the most addictive alcoholic substance on the market today. Whiskey contains an extremely high amount of alcohol with each serving. Additional factors contributing to the addictiveness can be seen, including the specific taste of each Whiskey and the smell, which is due to an aging process. Due to the variations of Whiskey, you can see the alcohol percentage ranging from 35%-40% depending on the variant you are consuming.

Whiskey is an incredibly potent and addictive substance that has the potential to cause lifelong physical and mental health issues.


High up on the list is Vodka. Vodka contains an enormous 40% alcohol per serving. There are over 100 million American citizens currently drinking Vodka, all risking the potential of becoming addicted to the substance. Vodka is extremely easy to get your hands; it is a more convenient substance and often far cheaper than Whiskey. The substance itself is knowns for being highly affordable and readily available for whoever would like a bottle.


Tequila is possibly one of the most addictive alcohol substances on earth invented, with the alcohol content reaching 55%. This substance has a specific intense taste and smell, which contributes to how addictive it is. However, ironically tequila especially Silver tequilas or Blanco is known to be the ‘cleanest’ and will often not leave an individual with a raging headache.


Alcohol addiction treatment

Alcohol use disorder and substance use disorders are among the leading causes of death in the United States. Not only do individuals who are addicted to the substances overdose or slowly shut their bodies down, but innocent men, women, and children are involved in fatal accidents due to drunk drivers.

Alcohol addiction is a severe disease and will require medical intervention if the individual is to break the cycle. Recovery can not be achieved alone due to the withdrawal symptoms having the potential to be fatal depending on the level of addiction. Shoreline Sober Living in San Diego has quickly become one of the top-rated sober living facilities. Their recovery homes in San Diego are designed to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment to help their residents maintain their sobriety.

After the detox or inpatient treatment has been completed, it is extremely important to create a solid foundation in recovery for the patient. Shoreline Sober Living in San Diego provides professional guidance through early recovery so that you are never alone on the path to achieving long-term sobriety.

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