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  • Cigarettes were the hardest for me.
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  • Nail biting and cuticle peeling. You can throw away the cigarettes, you can toss the beer bottle... you can NOT cut off your hands!
  • My addiction to breathing air. I keep trying to overcome it, but it's soo difficult! Seriously, quitting smoking was the hardest thing I ever did.
  • Smoking.
  • Answerbag.
  • Oxycontin. I've never used it, but from what I've heard, addiction to Oxycontin is the most difficult to overcome. After the user no longer needs the pain-killer effect and he tries to stop, his brain screams, "AGHHHHH!! Don't you get it!!? We are still in major heavy pain here!!" if he fails to dope up. Currently, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Oxycontin because the addiction is so hard to break, and because long-term use causes many other problems. 25% of people who try to kick, die. Another 25% never really kick, but use methadone as a replacement.
  • Having studied addictions and from my own personal experiences I know that nicotine is THE hardest drug to quit. It has psyhcological factors that can make an ex-smoker start up again after YEARS of non-smoking.
  • Although it's not often considered an 'addiction' so to speak, eating disorders are extremely hard to overcome... Careful calculation of food and food rituals do become an addiction and it is VERY difficult to overcome.
  • Smoking for sure
  • I would say bieng unreasonable and being too lazy to gather the information to learn to be reasonable.
  • Apparently crystal meth, which is 10 times more addictive than crack.
  • I'm going to agree with other users here and say cigarettes. I was an addict for over ten years...but cigs are the only ones I'm really having a problem letting go.
  • Nicotine, fear and worry.
  • crack............never done it but my b/f is batteling that addiction right now, and trust me, i can tell its hard.......
  • Smoking
  • any hard core drug. then you have booz.
  • Religion. http://www.lexpages.com/SGN/paschal/religious_addiction.html
  • The addiction to another person.
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  • Eating disorders of any type. You're constantly exposed to the thing that you're having a problem with.
  • I think it is food addictions. It's not like you can just walk away from food. You must have it and you must control it or your avoidance of it. It would be like being a raging alcoholic and having to be able to control the addiction so that you only consumed the "right" amount. Or being a smoker and only being able to have half a cigarette 3 x's a day. Tough.
  • Prayer.
  • Food is a large addiction to a lot of us
  • Methadone is what can begiven to someone with a narcotic addiction. your dependence on methadone is greater then on the narcotic drug they where using.
  • The only addiction I think is hard to get over is the one I suffered from, meth and cocaine. But then I believe every addiction is hard to get over.
  • The last one. By that I mean I gave up drugs then alcohol then cigarettes. When I gave the dope up, I drank a lot more and vice versa. The less I have to fall back on the harder it is to give up the next one. Now I eat too much. If I still smoked, I could smoke when I feel like eating... Plus food is hard for me because I can totally abstain from all the others but I have to eat. But without help, I couldnt have gotten off the first 2 anyways
  • As a social worker working with teenagers, I found that females are addicted to food and illicit drugs greater than males.
  • Being around drug users, I'd say: 1.) Nicotine 2.) Heroin 3.) Alcohol 4.) Benzodiazepines 5.) Cocaine- really hard to stop doing it, but there is not a whole lot of bad withdrawal affects and you feel so much better (and richer) immediately There are others; don't know about meth addiction but I'd highly reccomend overcoming it if you use it
  • heroin, crack, and meth. then cigarettes.
  • the internet.
  • Opiates-hands down.
  • Most people in the know usually report: cigarettes & heroin, so different, but tied for #1. Then alcohol, meth, PCP, benzodiazepines, smoked cocaine a tossup.
  • Breathing...
  • Oxy or vicodin... I did oxy to get through physiotherapy, then after that, went on to vicodin. I’m detoxing to win a bet with my bet friend and it is evil… not only do you have to deal with the normal withdrawal symptoms, but the pain I’m taking it for increases 10 fold… it’s truly horrid
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  • The most addictive drug to get off of would have to be in this order from hardest to easiest and that would start out with videos coffee, becase there is really not drug that is not harmfull to people in general, tea, sugared juice, food can be very addictive, and cigarettes, for they are available every where and it was socially acceptable, but now that is not true, and Pot that is psycologically addictve and now pot is now illegal to smoke whil behind the wheel, and then perscritive pills valium, ativan pain pills of opiate based pain killers,booze is up there with the other hard addictions and with the other pills morphine oxy contin, Cocain is the most destructive and a person looses every thing so fast, and there is the old fashioned heroin and the fastest growing crystal meth, and the most difficult to get off of would be cigarettes and booze, because they are the most ready available and smoking is the number one most preventable disease known and thousands die every year from comlications to do with smoking tobaco. as for booze it is socially acceptable to drink in our society and that being said alcoholism is every where
  • Working... because nobody is going to stop someone who is a compulsive worker and there are no support groups. I used to work at my job 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. That's typical for someone who's been an engineer for NASA. One senior manager told me how for 22 years he worked every day including weekends taking only 2 half days off: One was when his son was born and the other was for Christmas when his son was 6. Other than that he worked a minimum of 16-hour days and many times wouldn't see his family for days when he stayed at work. We have to remember that the theory of addiction being a genetic predisposition or a disease has been constantly challenged. Addiction is a repetitive behavior. If something rewards us, the brain will drive us to repeat that behavior. Most addiction is psychological. Gambling, for instance, is by far the most dangerous addiction. When I was growing up, my father was working 5 jobs (2 full-time and 3 part-time). During one of those jobs, he could clock in and take off for the race track without anyone noticing he was gone. Loan sharks would come to our house and threaten my father. They would dump out drawers looking for "numbers". Our home was remortgaged twice and had my mother not been the kind of survivor that she was, we would have been living out in the streets. Gambling is a deadly addiction. Here in Palm Springs where there are numerous casinos, it doesn't take much to wipe out a fortune. With drugs there are two types of addiction. One is psychological and the other is physiological. Psychological addictions are always much harder to break because people want to repeat that behavior. Is there a way to preven addiction? Is there a way to stop addiction? Prevention is easy. Educate the general public at a young age, teaching them how to engage in a behavior the right way and the failure rate will be so insignificant. Most of the reasons why addictions are so bad is because no one receives training. There are complex methodologies for using a slot machine. I have read many books on the subject, and I have yet to find a book that explains it correctly. In 2007, I was trying to mathematically define the concepts of drug administration because our government has done everyone a great disservice by lumping them all together. I discovered, by accident, that one can graph these forms of drug administration in the first quadrant of an x-y graph. Where x = Dose and y = time, normal drug use is defined as taking 1 of the Maximum Standard Dose (MSD) within the interval of time allowed. For example, 2 aspirin tablets during a 4 hour period is the MSD for aspirin. When we exceed this dose, we abuse the drug. Repeated abuse of a drug over time leads to chemical depsendency which is addiction. Anti-drug disorder (ADD2) starts at the uppermost point on the y axis. When I discovered this, it was like finding the missing link because now it can be explained that the war on drugs (WOD)can never stop drug administration and it can never fix the problem. The most effective the WOD can be is to DELAY the period of time when a person starts using drugs. The government hopes for this generation that the delay will never end. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.GICOMENG.COM.
  • Religion
  • eatting disorders and smoking. I've been through both.
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  • Most difficult addiction to overcome is cigarettes. The longer you smoke, the harder to quit. Been smoking only 2 years and I think I'll be a smoker forever.
  • Alcohol..seen many people try to quite and go back to it
  • Criticizing ourselves
  • The addiciton of addiction, i know peolple who are addicited to things and when they supposedly get over it they go right to another vice. Its a personality and it does take a person over. I watched my husband go from a coke addiction to a pot additcion to alcohol all the while smoking ciggarettes, and the addiciton of drama i guess. they think it makes life easier but in reality its the opposite. Its the same with food addictions or disorders, the need to deal with everyday life in a different way.
  • Love. That is a tough one...
  • heroin I've been clean for 5 years, getting off it was the worst, most painful, physicaly draining process I've ever experianced. Alchol is a pretty tough one too, I saw people in rehab (long time alcholics) who were halucinating, and they also have alot of physical reactions to detox (ie. vomiting, stomach pains, headaches, etc..)
  • Definitely Meth < ICE > and Heroin
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  • Oxycontin, or any opiate, really. The physical withdrawal is really miserable. Psychologically, though, any addiction is going to have life-changing consequences. I've also always heard that quitting smoking is very difficult, though I've never actually tried (to quit). After the ordeal of quitting oxycontin, my cigarettes are an inexpressible comfort to me.
  • Its not the kind of drug. Its what your body wants the most. Every ones is different. For me its DMX, my b/f is weed, his brother is oxys, cousin is oxys. It just depends on the person and their personaitly.
  • Religion
  • In my opinion heroin is the most difficult. However, I haven't ever had an addiction to alcohol. I hear alcohol is very rough as well. Benzodiazaprines and alcohol both can lead to death while trying to detox off.
  • I saw this documentary once about Crystal Meth & it said that only 3% of addicts ever get clean.
  • Heroine and opium based drugs are number 1, Alcohol is second.
  • I fought off an opiate (oxycontin) addiction. It was NOTHING compared to trying to quit smoking. However, I know from being in drug detox that alcohol withdrawal is the most life-threatening and dangerous if left unmonitored; more so than opiates including heroin.
  • Having quit and relapsed sixteen times, I would have to say tobacco, without a doubt!
  • Air, food and water. I've never been able to stop using air for more than a couple minutes and food and water a under 2 days.
  • 1. heroin 2. crack 3. prescription drugs 4. alcohol 5. nicotene 6. meth 7. cocaine 8. ecstasy 9. weed 10. sex the last one is not a joke - some people have sex addictions
  • Smoking:(
  • Answerbag. I tried to quit twice, but nothing happened. I think I would be on AB as long as there is an AB.
  • Sin. My 2 cents.
  • For me & many others like Lipptcow it's smoking but I've never been addicted to anything else
  • I've heard that you can get addicted to some other drugs more quickly but smoking is one of the hardest to quit. I think other things are easier for addiction because I had to work at it to enjoy smoking. But, once I was addicted it took 35 years to quit.
  • Cocaine! :)
  • cigarettes.
  • Any bad habit...smoking,alcohols,drugs,porn,... for the one who is addicted, that would make him feel as the most addicting and hard to quit, though we may judge one thing over other.
  • For me, always has been, and I guess always will be ... biting my nails! It makes me sick, thinking that I cannot kick this habit!
  • each person will have a different answer to that, the smoker will say smoking, the alcholic would say alcohol, the gambler would say gamnling, and so on !!
  • I think it would be meth. At least from the videos I stumbled across on the web from the Arizona Meth Project makes it look like a really easy drug to get addicted to and a very hard one to come off of. (never tried it so I can't say for sure, nor do I know anyone that has) Then I'd say heroin (which is more available in the area I live in, although I've never seen it, I've heard horror stories about it). Then there is crack which I've heard is pretty addicting. Again never seen it or done it. After the hard drugs and alcohol I'd say cigarettes and food. I smoke and I can't stop. If it were illegal I think I'd still smoke (but it would really suck, who would want to go to jail for smoking cigarettes?) Maybe if it were illegal I'd quit. Jail or no cigarettes, I think I'd pick no cigarettes. I'm not sure never been to jail. It's all from what I've seen heard and read. I don't want to know from experience which is the most addicting. I'll take everyone's word for it (sorry for those who've had to experience it but I certainlly learned from your mistakes). The "Just Once" Arizona commercial was enough to scare me away from Meth (not that I was planning on trying it). http://www.arizonamethproject.org/viewads/index.cfm?ID=15
  • Computer games. Especially the sims.
  • Eating, drinking and smoking!!! LOL
  • Smoking, religion, and work
  • Loving, Its addicting and you cant stop loving because its hard to quit and thats what I love about love.
  • Cigarettes Booze Scratching Masturbation Swearing
  • Nicotine!
  • For me, that would be smoking. I just really like to smoke.. I know it's bad for me, that's the only reason I would like to stop. Aside from money, it also costs a lot.
  • Ok im gonna clear it all up..its actually very simple. I have been abusing substances for 10 years now and am now a recovering alcoholic. Crystal Meth was the hardest ILLEGAL drug to get over. But the hardest one to get over was alcohol. Because it is so widely accepted and the masses don't consider it a drug. Its everywhere, its the most used, and it kills the most people.
  • I say, pornography. It is accessible anytime, it is free mostly.
  • Opioid addiction... out of all of the addictions I've overcome, opiates will never be one of them.
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      Harvpants here. 2017 update, came clean of opiates in 2012. Never looking back.
  • Smoking I quit after 30 years of smoking.Right after my first heart attack and pacer/defib installed
  • Smoking. Besides that, yes, opiates are really hard to quit only because of the physical withdrawl and the emotional dependence on them. I quit shooting heroin a little over 2 years ago. After the physical effects, you almost go through a grieving period like a part of you has died. Honestly, I have done every drug and since quit everything when I was pregnant. Now, I still have the occasional cig when I am stressed, but all the other urges kind of fade away after a while.
  • Narcotic addiction-ie vicodin, percocet,oxycontin
  • I have personally witnessed the devastation & horrible addictions of meth & it does so much to your brain that it is hard to overcome. I'm not saying impossible but a long hard road ahead.
  • ritalin, the ingredients in it that "help" are really not good, the side effects of things like that and of other adhd meds, not to good at all.
  • I believe the question should read, "what is the most difficult drug dependency to overcome?" There is no such thing as addiction medically, substance abuse and dependency can be diagnosed however. Generally when people use the word addiction, they are talking about withdrawal effects, which is a diagnostic criteria in substance dependence disorder. However, discussing withdrawal, pharmacologists will undoubtedly say alcohol and similar chemicals have the most severe withdrawal. It is called delirium tremens. The name itself describes some of the symptoms: delirium, which can include hallucinations and other cognitive deficits, and trembling or shaking that can be as bad as convulsion and seizures. The fact is that alcohol withdrawal can cause death while opiate withdrawal (which I saw on a number of other answers here) is only a matter of discomfort ranging in severity. The point is, you will not have a seizure from opiate (heroin, morphine Oxycontin) withdrawal and there is no risk of death from withdrawal either. While few of you have likely tried heroin, or done it excessively, a number of you may have had morphine at the hospital. The only difference between the two drugs is that heroin crosses the blood brain barrier very easily, while morphine doesnt because it has a low lipid solubility. After reaching the brain, heroin is not a psychoactive chemical - it has no effect whatsoever until it is metabolized into morphine. The solubility does increase its potency by dose 10 times, yet it is essentially morphine pharmacodynamically. Very few other drugs have significant physical withdrawal symptoms. Cocaine has none - there is some observed physical agitation but it is attributed to frustration at inability to procure the chemical. On the other hand, some chemicals that also have significant withdrawal symptoms include benzodiazepines which work essentially in the same way as alcohol. Benzo's are anxiolytics or anti-anxiety drugs that are commonly prescribe (valium, xanax, klonapin). Benzo's have the same withdrawal symptoms of alcohol. Lastly, nicotine is not easy to quit either, but i'm not going to go into that.
  • Lying.
  • Nicotine is on Top of the list..As there are other issues inter-related to smoking, as anyone addicted to smoking is not considered as bad as for others who are using drugs, cocaine etc. See some Stats on teen drug abuse here..http://www.teendrugabuse.us/
  • Methamphetamines, Heroin, Alcohol
  • it really depends on the person who has the addiction.
  • Well from what I have heard, nicotine. never smoked, never want to. But from experience I would say oxy. Definately the opiates..
  • Heroin. It by far outweighs any withdrawal process associated with any narcotic/prescription. Much worse than any of the other opiates (which oxycontin is).
  • Never had an addiction, myself, other than caffeine, but I'd say the most difficult one would have to be heroin or alcohol. Heroin can actually cause death from withdrawls if they're bad enough.
  • there is actaully a new drug on the streets, its legal, cos noones heard of it yet:P Its called mioaw mioaw...i tried it for the first time about 3 weeks ago....i stopped doing the fucking drug on wenesday, i am warning people about this drug as it has just come into england through brighton, through my best friend getting it off the internet....DON'T DO THIS DRUG. It is so unbleievably horribe. You just want more.....i just want more...the first time i tried to eat after taking it for a long period i threw up, just don't take it, and you won't have any problems.
  • the internet! +3

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