Since the 1960s, some people have been arguing that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. It turns out that’s not a good thing. Alcohol is actually extremely dangerous, according to a new study that says it’s worse than heroin, meth, and even crack cocaine.
The British experts ranked various drugs (alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, marijuana, etc.) on how destructive they are to both individuals and society. They also took into account how addictive the drugs are and how much lasting harm they do the body.
While the researchers claimed that alcohol was the most harmful drug, other drugs also ranked high when it comes to self-destruction. If you want the express checkout, the best is heroin, crack cocaine and meth. These drugs get you out the door and on your way to the cemetery quickly and efficiently.
However, if you want a death just about as ugly, but one that’s slower and destroys as many lives and families as possible along the way, researchers say go with alcohol.
The researchers found that alcohol wreaks the greatest havoc on both individuals and society, partially because it’s legal, plentiful and extremely insidious.
According to the researchers, marijuana, ecstasy and LSD ranked the lowest. NPR reported that the study was paid for by Britain’s Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and was published online November 1, 2010, in the medical journal The Lancet.
The rsearchers conceded that booze is not going to go away. We tried that once in America and it didn’t work. The researchers remarked that alcohol is embedded in our culture and it won’t go away.
In the U.S., the federal government accepts the problems that come with booze, but turn into Eliot Ness when it comes to pot and other drugs at the low end of the danger spectrum. In the end, leaders decide is illegal is not always based on science. Addiction experts have long asserted that drugs that are legal cause at least as much damage, if not more, than drugs that are illicit.