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    Default Alcohol More Harmful Than Heroin, Cocaine: Report



    Alcohol is more dangerous than heroin, cocaine and other "hard" drugs, claims a new study published in The Lancet.

    Researchers scored a variety of legal and illegal drugs on 16 criteria of harm, nine related to the harms the drug produces in the individual taking them and seven related to the harm to society. They studied substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, LSD and tobacco.

    Coming out on top?

    Alcohol. The legal drink did not rank the highest on harm to self, garnering a 26, compared to crack cocaine (37), heroin (34) and methamphetamine (32).

    However, on the harm to others, alcohol trumped all others. Alcohol scored a 46, more than double second place heroin (21) and nearly three times third place crack cocaine (17).



    Here's a list of the full rankings on "overall harm":

    Alcohol (72)

    Heroin (55)

    Crack cocaine (54)

    Crystal meth (33)

    Cocaine (27)

    Tobacco (26)

    Amphetamine/speed (23)

    Cannabis (20)

    GHB (18)

    Benzodiazepines (15)

    Ketamine (15)

    Methadone (13)

    Butane (10)

    Qat (9)

    Ecstasy (9)

    LSD (7)

    Buprenorphine (6)

    Magic mushrooms (5)

    The study also considered environmental damage and economic costs such as prison and health care. Criteria were weighted on their relative importance.


    The study was funded by Britain's Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and led by former British government drug official David Nutt.

    The authors write that their goal was to apply multi-criteria decision analysis modelling to re-evaluate drug harms in the U.K. They also claim the current U.K. drug classifications are not based simply on considerations of harm.

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    Not harmful to health lah, its the person drinking, end up violent and menance to society score the highest. Drugs, they are too stone to do anything harmful after that. But when awake, they start stealing and robbing.

    But alcohol does kill brain cells overtime, and the liver. Thats a sure thang.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluelabel View Post
    The study was funded by Britain's Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and led by former British government drug official David Nutt.

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    Legalize pot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluelabel View Post
    Alcohol is more dangerous than heroin, cocaine and other "hard" drugs, claims a new study published in The Lancet.

    Researchers scored a variety of legal and illegal drugs on 16 criteria of harm, nine related to the harms the drug produces in the individual taking them and seven related to the harm to society. They studied substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, LSD and tobacco.

    Coming out on top?

    Alcohol. The legal drink did not rank the highest on harm to self, garnering a 26, compared to crack cocaine (37), heroin (34) and methamphetamine (32).

    However, on the harm to others, alcohol trumped all others. Alcohol scored a 46, more than double second place heroin (21) and nearly three times third place crack cocaine (17).



    Here's a list of the full rankings on "overall harm":

    Alcohol (72)

    Heroin (55)

    Crack cocaine (54)

    Crystal meth (33)

    Cocaine (27)

    Tobacco (26)

    Amphetamine/speed (23)

    Cannabis (20)

    GHB (18)

    Benzodiazepines (15)

    Ketamine (15)

    Methadone (13)

    Butane (10)

    Qat (9)

    Ecstasy (9)

    LSD (7)

    Buprenorphine (6)

    Magic mushrooms (5)

    The study also considered environmental damage and economic costs such as prison and health care. Criteria were weighted on their relative importance.


    The study was funded by Britain's Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and led by former British government drug official David Nutt.

    The authors write that their goal was to apply multi-criteria decision analysis modelling to re-evaluate drug harms in the U.K. They also claim the current U.K. drug classifications are not based simply on considerations of harm.

    Discovery News
    http://news.discovery.com/human/alco...ne-report.html


    The irony of all this is that, it is posted by a guy who's nick is Bluelabel....

    Tongue in cheek bro...no offence...

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    ahahaha.. Funny.

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    I think the comparison is completely inappropriate and only a madman can compare the overall availability of alcohol with heavy drugs. But currently there is a great solution for quickly removing alcohol dependence using cannabidiol and this fact you can check out the post right here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnsonLee View Post
    ... there is a great solution for quickly removing alcohol dependence using cannabidiol ..[/URL].
    You have raised a sensitive topic. There is a widespread belief that alcoholism is a problem in developing countries. However, this is far from the case. Statistics confirm that the number of heavy drinkers is growing in the US, UK, and Canada. There is a big influence of stress here.

    How to solve this problem if a person realized that he was at the bottom? The first thing that comes to mind is the capabilities of Big Pharma. There are several pharmaceutical treatments designed to treat alcoholism, such as naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram, and topiramate. However, these medications have their own side effects. Clinical studies show that this results in total addiction recovery in 9% of all cases.

    I really like the idea of using medicinal cannabis and CBD medications as substitution therapy for alcoholism. You can take plain CBD oil or one of the best CBD gummies. The healing effect will be obvious in any case. The same trick is used in the treatment of opioid dependence. I prefer CBD drugs as standard smoking marijuana has a lot of TCG, which can have the opposite effect if the clinical regime is violated.

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