Alcohol ‘more harmful than heroin’

November 1, 2010

Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack, according to a study published in medical journal the Lancet.
The report is co-authored by Professor David Nutt, the former UK chief drugs adviser who was sacked by the government in October 2009.
It ranks 20 drugs on 16 measures of harm to users and to wider society. Researchers rated alcohol the most dangerous substance based on the overall dangers to the individual and society as a whole.Tobacco and cocaine are judged to be equally harmful, while ecstasy and LSD are among the least damaging.Curious? Continue reading
Source: BBC

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