A Biased Drug Study for Your Viewing Pleasure

Well, it might be biased.  Here you go:

Alcohol Ranks Most Harmful Drug, According to New Scale

A new study by a former British government drug advisor and other researchers shows that alcohol is the most harmful drug, even more dangerous than crack cocaine and heroin. Professor David Nutt of Imperial College London and colleagues rated 20 different drugs on a scale that considers the different potential harms of each drug.

The scale ranges from zero (no harm) to 100 (greatest possible harm), and is weighted so that a drug that scores 50 is half as harmful as a drug that scores 100. There are five subgroups representing physical, social, and psychological harms.

The scale showed that alcohol was the most harmful drug, scoring 72 points, followed by heroin at 55 points and crack cocaine at 54 points. Heroin, crack, and crystal meth (33) were the most harmful to individuals, while alcohol, heroin, and crack were the most harmful to others. The rest of the list was as follows: cocaine (27), tobacco (26), amphetamine/speed (23), cannabis (20), GHB (18), benzodiazepines (15), ketamine (15), methadone (14), mephedrone (13), butane (10), khat (9), Ecstasy (9), anabolic steroids (9), The lowest scores belonged to LSD (7), buprenorphine (6), and mushrooms (5).

Read more here.

I’m pretty sure the conspiracies are correct on why these less harmful drugs are illegal —  the government doesn’t want people to “open your minds” and realize that something’s a little wrong with the status quo . . .  just keep drinking.


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