Move Over Crack, You Got Nothin' On Booze!: Alcohol -- The Most Harmful/Dangerous Drug

November 2, 2010


According to a recent study that took both the potential harm to the drug user, as well as others/society into consideration, it turns out alcohol is the most harmful drug, even above crack and heroin. Woopsie. Of course, the study was conducted by a one Professor Nutt, effectively negating the results on account of him bein' cray-cray.

Members of the group, joined by two other experts, scored each drug for harms including mental and physical damage, addiction, crime and costs to the economy and communities.

The study involved 16 criteria, including a drug's affects on users' physical and mental health, social harms including crime, "family adversities" and environmental damage, economic costs and "international damage".

Prof Nutt told the BBC: "Overall, alcohol is the most harmful drug because it's so widely used.

"Crack cocaine is more addictive than alcohol but because alcohol is so widely used there are hundreds of thousands of people who crave alcohol every day, and those people will go to extraordinary lengths to get it."

Extraordinary lengths, huh? Because I usually just walk the block down to the liquor store. That said, maybe it really is time I lay off booze for a while. That's right folks, I'm gonna try Buprenorphine! And khat. And, sure why not: butane. Speaking of which -- I think I saw a butane lighter on the balcony!...
....So, uh, I guess you can't really use it as a suppository? Maybe if I tape the button down first...
....Aaaaaand my ass is on fire. Ooh -- grundle too.

Alcohol 'more harmful than heroin' says Prof David Nutt [bbcnews]

Thanks to Jordan, elephantastic and King Kruddy, who all sniff glue.

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