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Rating Drugs – Which Are The Worst?

April 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Drug misuse is one of the major social, legal, and public-health challenges in the world. The total burden of drug misuse, in terms of health, social, and crime-related costs, is in the billions of dollars every year.

Recent research conducted in the UK has found that alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than some illegal drugs / street drugs. Tobacco is estimated to cause 40 percent of all hospital illnesses, while alcohol is a factor in more than half of all visits to hospital emergency rooms.

Research Categories of Harm

There were three main factors that together determined the harm associated with any drug of potential abuse:

1- the physical harm to the individual user caused by the drug
2- the tendency of the drug to induce dependence
3- the effect of drug use on families, communities, and society

Two independent groups of experts were asked to do the ratings on the various drugs.

Results of the research:

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Tags: Prescription Drugs Addiction · Street Drugs

Street Drug Addiction

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Street drugs refers to illegal drugs that people buy on the “street” from friends or dealers.

Drugs with the greatest addictive potential are: narcotics, including morphine, opium, heroin, and methadone; depressants such as barbiturates, and sedatives; stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines; hallucinogenic drugs; and marijuana.

Marijuana is one of the most drugs in the world.

We will be taking a look at each of these drugs and offering possible solutions for recovery.

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Tags: Street Drugs