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Offline walkstall

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Study: Alcohol more lethal than heroin, cocaine
« on: October 31, 2010, 09:46:33 PM »
This should bring out the drug advocates big time.   >:D


LONDON — Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study.

British experts evaluated substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole.

Researchers analyzed how addictive a drug is and how it harms the human body, in addition to other criteria like environmental damage caused by the drug, its role in breaking up families and its economic costs, such as health care, social services, and prison.

Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Marijuana, ecstasy and LSD scored far lower.

The study was paid for by Britain's Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and was published online Monday in the medical journal, Lancet.

Experts said alcohol scored so high because it is so widely used and has devastating consequences not only for drinkers but for those around them.

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Re: Study: Alcohol more lethal than heroin, cocaine
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 05:09:36 PM »
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Re: Study: Alcohol more lethal than heroin, cocaine
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 09:45:24 PM »
Any toxin, and IMO they are all toxins, will screw up your health and ability to function.
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