A recent study conducted in Britain sought out to rank drugs in order of most dangerous to least dangerous. The researchers came to some interesting conclusions, namely, that alcohol is more harmful than both heroine and crack.
Researchers studied each drug’s mental and physical damage, addiction, crime and costs to the economy and communities. These criteria explain why alcohol came out as more dangerous than heroine and crack — they concluded that the harm alcohol inflicts on society is much greater than the harm heroine inflicts.
Professor Daivd Nutt explained:
"Overall, alcohol is the most harmful drug because it's so widely used. Crack cocaine is more addictive than alcohol but because alcohol is so widely used there are hundreds of thousands of people who crave alcohol every day, and those people will go to extraordinary lengths to get it."
This study doesn’t mean that you should quit drinking and starting using heroine, but you should be aware that alcohol can be just as addictive and destructive as more traditionally “dangerous” drugs. Only drink in moderation!
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