Innovative New Research Offers Insights into Additional Addictive Substances

Addictions researchers now have a powerful new tool that allows them to track trends and developments for many different addictive substances. Search phrase analysis can provide reliable indicators of a drug’s increase or decrease in popularity, specific terms used in online queries, as well as a host of other information.

This progressive tool can also be used to investigate additional addictive substances that sometimes fall under the radar of conventional research. Although many of the drugs in this category may not be physically addictive, their use and abuse can elicit adverse side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

Expanded Drug & Alcohol Addictions Research

The substances listed in Graph 1 below are not ones you might typically associate with drug and alcohol addictions research. The four most popular searches recorded over a one-year period involve queries for erectile dysfunction drugs. Clearly, something is going on.

Beginning with the phrase “Levitra Viagra” and ending with the phrase “Levitra Cialis Viagra”, the 13 phrases related to erectile dysfunction drugs total an astonishing 15,982,863 searches. This may seem surprising until you learn that total worldwide sales in 2006 for Viagra, Cialis and Levitra totaled $2.7 billion.

Additional Addictive Substances Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 500,000  3200000
levitra viagra    3102209
cialis levitra    2874999
levitra cialis    1661127
viagra levitra    1452091
phentermine online    1290637
buy phentermine    1209340
magic mushrooms    1125254
phentermine no prescription    1048763
cialis viagra    1017726
cialis levitra viagra    1005294
phentermine 37    986151
cheap phentermine    953922
growing marijuana    937947
coffee beans    906801
viagra cialis    888424
anabolic steroids    876191
marijuana seeds    855437
medical marijuana    833822
viagra levitra cialis    802951
substance abuse    747392
chewing tobacco    734103
viagra cialis levitra    690005
viagra vs    684883
lips like morphine    664964
grow marijuana    648045
coffee mugs    622989
marijuana pipes    617120
cialis comparison    615965
viagra online    610023
levitra cialis viagra    577166
500,000 3200000

Substance Abuse Can Take Many Forms

The variety of substances listed in Graphs 1, 2 and 3 is quite remarkable. They range from the appetite suppressant, “phentermine”, to “marijuana” and “coffee beans” to “anabolic steroids”. In Graph 3, phrases of note include “smokeless tobacco”, the pain reliever and cough suppressant, “hydrocodone”, and “espresso coffee”.

While not all of these substances may be considered physically addictive, they are often linked to other addictions, and are thus a concern for substance abuse professionals.

Additional Addictive Substances - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in additional addictive substances searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 additional addictive substances exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  34,000,000
marijuana    32859760
coffee    26377361
phentermine    17842529
viagra    16036350
cialis    10362828
levitra    9530202
tobacco    8248477
steroids    8230815
zoloft    6500030
cigarettes    6473616
paxil    5624501
mushrooms    5361669
prozac    5291894
cigarette    5202633
online    5117449
buy    5020787
mushroom    4220810
prescription    4208372
hydrocodone    3186823
lsd    2956746
side    2804350
cheap    2788901
how    2763718
caffeine    2609513
tramadol    2574619
morphine    2375956
adderall    2257683
vs    2141364
ambien    1994337
smoking    1911834
growing    1911039
generic    1797645
cannabis    1647983
nicotine    1611220
comparison    1526262
magic    1521170
free    1519513
compare    1512101
ultram    1452304
facts    1297293
grow    1242823
leaf    1239081
drug    1169249
seeds    1137420
37    1119127
tool    1110576
cup    1097572
what    1055656
abuse    1023392
recipes    1017646
medical    1017621
pipes    1015988
pictures    1000873
order    967097
melting    954308
alcohol    931647
anabolic    926930
beans    917403
discount    898344
history    866526
about    859123
long    840337
tea    819557
weight    806003
withdrawal    774914
substance    762947
chewing    740600
legalization    731953
sales    693945
5    678698
lips    677844
pills    676384
plants    667697
mugs    662756
smoke    659179
make    634248
hot    631769
plant    618485
mg    587992
from    575589
ritalin    574561
types    570268
versus    564728
uk    561791
diet    560383
ephedrine    556078
espresso    555282
bunn    554494
best    552131
ads    551683
sale    534213
pregnancy    532184
starbucks    532100
system    523293
pipe    515129
machine    511289
steroid    509240
addiction    508240
recipe    501424
smokeless    482906
0 34,000,000

Pioneering Addictions Research by USDR

USDR generously sponsors search frequency research, which includes query studies on cocaine, heroin and crystal meth, as well as additional addictive substances. This innovative technology helps substance abuse professionals keep pace with changing trends and developments. To read more studies, please visit other pages on this site.

Additional Addictive Substances - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 200,000  580,000
compare levitra    566883
generic viagra    553153
buy hydrocodone    543450
sales viagra    539549
hot coffee    538833
bunn coffee    525584
starbucks coffee    517340
phentermine 37 5    516686
levitra sales    503554
phentermine without prescription    498369
buy viagra    496544
coffee cup    488322
how to grow marijuana    479999
marijuana leaf    479217
cheap cigarettes    478994
online phentermine    476515
compare cialis    472549
smokeless tobacco    469083
phentermine 37 5mg    468719
legalizing marijuana    461458
compare cialis levitra    448951
viagra comparison    447858
compare levitra viagra    445775
levitra viagra vs    441516
about marijuana    429715
buy phentermine online    428497
cialis levitra sales viagra    426320
smoking cigarettes    416940
marijuana plants    414292
comparison levitra viagra    410331
phentermine 37 5 mg    407355
cialis generic    398125
compare viagra    395889
facts about marijuana    386884
legalization of marijuana    386682
buy levitra    384435
online viagra    382739
prozac nation    359174
coffee cake    337426
smoking marijuana    335893
marijuana legalization    333078
marijuana plant    332200
cigarette ads    330947
cialis viagra levitra    330222
viagra uk    330062
prescription phentermine    329546
cialis compare levitra    327551
history of marijuana    318960
compare cialis levitra viagra    306600
levitra cialis viagra comparison    301491
cialis compare levitra viagra    300760
cialis comparison levitra    300504
order phentermine    300020
generic levitra    298981
levitra cialis comparison    296161
camel cigarettes    294845
coffee cups    293010
cialis generic levitra viagra    289812
zoloft side    288475
viagra levitra cialis comparison    286890
phentermine without a prescription    286281
cigarette smoking    286218
espresso coffee    286064
types of marijuana    283890
discount phentermine    283339
coffee grinder    281353
gourmet coffee    280994
marijuana growing    280816
phentermine diet    278945
cigarette coupons    276056
200,000 580,000