Tuesday, August 7, 2012


So the most addictive and most harmful drugs are legal but a person can be tossed in the slammer, families broken apart, assets seized, and voting right revoked for possession of less addictive and less harmful substances.  Makes perfect sense.

From Barking up the Wrong Tree...

What percentage of users become addicted?
  • 4% of people who drink alcohol.
  • 8% of people who use marijuana.
  • 22% of people who smoke or inject cocaine.
  • 35% of people who inject heroin.
  • 80% of people who try cigarettes.

What is the most harmful drug?
Overall, MCDA modelling showed alcohol was the most harmful drug (overall harm score 72), with heroin (55) and crack (54) in second and third places. The other drugs assessed followed in this order in terms of overall harm: Crystal meth (33), cocaine (27), tobacco (26), amphetamine/speed (23), cannabis (20), GHB (18), benzodiazepines (eg valium) (15), ketamine (also 15), methadone (14), mephedrone (13), butane (10), khat (9), ecstacy (9), anabolic steroids (9), LSD (7), buprenorphine (6), mushrooms (5).

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