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posted by Andrea Griffith-Girtz in Health

Alcohol More Dangerous than Illegal Drugs?

November 1, 2010

LONDON — Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study.

British experts evaluated substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole.

Researchers analyzed how addictive a drug is and how it harms the human body, in addition to other criteria like environmental damage caused by the drug, its role in breaking up families and its economic costs, such as health care, social services, and prison.

Click through for the full story from the Huffington Post.

Do you agree? Is alcohol more destructive than illegal drugs?

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