Researchers Say Alcohol Is Worse Than Crack Heroin

11.01.10 | FL News Team

(London)  --  Scientists say alcohol is more dangerous than both crack and heroin.  British researchers came to this conclusion after rating the damage to the users themselves and society as a whole.  Their so-called drug harm scale shows alcohol's rating as three times as harmful as cocaine or tobacco.

The analysis, published in the "Lancet" medical journal, found heroin and crack cocaine ranked second and third behind alcohol.  Lead researcher Professor David Nutt says the findings indicate "legal drugs cause at least as much harm as do illegal substances."