Alcohol ‘more harmful than heroin’ says UK Professor

| 01/11/2010

(BBC): 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. Tobacco and cocaine are judged to be equally harmful, while ecstasy and LSD are among the least damaging. Members of the group scored each drug for harms including mental and physical damage, addiction, crime and costs to the economy and communities. The modelling exercise concluded that heroin, crack and methylamphetamine were the most harmful drugs to individuals, but alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the most harmful to others.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well you have a point they keep on building these places for people to go and smoke and drink and use all the illegal drugs and when they take their alcohol out of those places and go out to drink on the road and take innocent peoples lives

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ll tell you this,  The bulldozing and and builing of places for alcohol users to get together and use their drug is certainly more harmful to the enviroment than heroin.