RoseTracker| In a provocative study, British scientists say the using a scale that rates drugs based on damage to users and to wider society, alcohol is the most harmful drug followed by heroin and crack cocaine.
The World Health Organization estimates that risks linked to alcohol cause 2.5 million deaths a year from heart and liver disease, road accidents, suicides and cancer — accounting for 3.8 percent of all deaths. It is the third leading risk factor for premature death and disabilities worldwide. via Science Daily
The researchers argue that current drug policies are misguided when measured against scientific results. (We have no opinion on this one.) via News Daily