7 Addictive Habits You Probably Can’t Quit

7. Cocaine

Cocaine, a stimulant that increases levels of dopamine (that feel-good chemical), is one of the most popular illegal drugs in the world. It’s the second most commonly trafficked drug in the world, and tens of millions of American adults have reportedly used cocaine at least once. A 2006 survey worryingly revealed that over 8% of twelfth grade students had tried the drug and it’s one of the most commonly used illegal substances across the pond in Europe, too. Numbers decline when discussing frequency of use, however – the National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that 1.1% of 18 – 25 year old Americans have used the drug, but that decreases to 0.6% for the 26 + age group, suggesting that many one-time users quit before they hit their late 20s. If an addiction develops unchecked, though, users’ reward system is dulled and they may find they’re unable to attain a feeling of elation without the drug.
7. Cocaine