A penny isn’t much, but you put 100 pennies together and by golly, you’ve got yourself a dollar. One red ant crawling on your leg isn’t a big deal, but standing obliviously on top of a large nest of red ants can be. A few pimples are nothing to chronic acne. The point being is that too much of anything can be detrimental. When it comes to those with alcoholic thinking- too much of anything is what we do. “Excess” is simply a word we just whited out of the dictionary.

The toll that drugs take on us does build up over time though. Sure a few times here and there shouldn’t be that bad, or so we convince ourselves, but addicts never do something just a few times. This is part of the nature of the disease. Until recovery is found, we are always looking for more. More jails, more institutions, and more death. With such an array of chemicals flooding the streets, the odds are even more against us. The world’s most dangerous drugs show up in many forms, but they all deliver the same misery more or less. The solution to our problem always lies within- therefore none of these narcotics ever do us any good.


Crystal meth, ice, tweak, shards- it doesn’t matter what you call it. It’s all just a different cocktail bathtub blend of who knows what. Methamphetamines are cheap stimulants that are sadly prominent all over the world. A random blend of chemicals usually found in a glassy rock-like form, they are prone to causing heart attacks, strokes, or organ failure. If none of those occur, most methamphetamine addicts find themselves in and out of bouts of psychosis or not sleeping for days. Often times both are related. Mess with this one too long and the shadow people will crawl out of the depths to snatch you up. It’s safe to say this one is definitely one of the world’s most dangerous drugs.


One of the world’s most dangerous drugs that we happily ingest- even in sobriety, most of us never think twice about. Nicotine and its plethora of forms. Wait, cigarettes are a drug? Yup! Technically they’re not a narcotic, but they are mood altering and very very deadly. They’re also one of the most addictive things in the whole wide world. They can and will indefinitely cause heart and lung damage- yet everybody continues to inhale the toxic fumes. Camel and Marlboro stack that evidence up to the roof. Problems up to bat are things like heart disease, lung cancer, or even aneurysms. At what cost is that worth it?


Another fun one- alcohol. Alcohol is absolutely one of the world’s most dangerous drugs. You can purchase alcohol anywhere in the world- and with varying ages of consent. It’s in gas stations, restaurants, sports events, bars, liquor stores, hotels- I mean the list just goes on and on. Alcohol can cause a person to lose total control of their mind and body. This is not only deadly but of course very dangerous. It’s threatening ways are in due to the way the beverage inhibits those motor skills and functions. This legal drug is responsible for incidental death every day. To top that off, imbibing too much of this poison can easily destroy your insides; particularly concerning your liver, kidneys, and brain. Eventually, organs begin shutting down and the body withers away with it. Sadly, too much of this over time and death can become inviting.


Then we turn the page to find ourselves dealing with opioids. These dreaded poppy seed derivatives are abused in all sorts of forms. There are too many destructive versions of opioids out there to discuss each one separately. Some are distributed by medically licensed physicians in a very unfortunate but legal manner. Others versions, like heroin, are smuggled into some countries. Just a few of the opioids considered to be some of the world’s most dangerous drugs include:

  • Fentanyl
  • Carfentanil
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Oxycontin

Those are just some of the star players- the list goes much further than that. Opioids are abused and have caused an epidemic of mass proportions in the United States. Overdose and respiratory failure are always attached when abusing any of these. Too much premature death and not enough awareness.

Cocaine/Crack Cocaine

There are tons of different ways for people to numb themselves. Escapisms are an art form that many addicts take very seriously. Bringing the coca plant into the mix and we’ve found our artists creating the powdery substance known as cocaine. Tweaking that recipe a little bit and we find ourselves with the rocked creation of crack cocaine. Either way, hard or soft, we find ourselves with a recipe for ruin. These are both stimulants that have been at the top of the world’s most dangerous drugs since the 80s, making the Reagans very proud. Cocaine is a wonderful substance du jour if you prefer heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, or brain damage. Most people don’t, but with alcoholic thinking, we find ourselves constantly taking that risk for a short-lived high.

Bath Salts

Last on our list of the world’s most dangerous drugs is bath salts. No these are not scented crystals that you pour into your bubble bath before you soak away the day’s stresses. These are crystalline rock like chemicals that are ingested to produce intensely prominent hallucinations. Said hallucinations can also be tied to heart attacks and strokes. Along with the loss of appetite, sleep, and rational behavior, bath salts is a substance that is ready to strip you of all your humanity. Avoiding these drugs at all addictive costs is the only way to make it out alive. With recovery on your side, eventually, the addict perils of the aforementioned substances will get easier to steer clear of.

Don’t Let Drugs Ruin Your Life Anymore

If you or a loved-one is addicted to any of the drugs on this list or the others that weren’t mentioned, United Recovery Project is here to help you finally overcome your addiction. Our state-of-the-art treatment program is one of the top-rated in the U.S. and offers a truly indivudalized approach to addiction treatment. Contact us today to begin the process of recovery, and start your new life free of drugs.