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What is the Most Dangerous Drug in the World?

Article: Drug harms in the UK: a multi-criteria decision analysis By David J Nutt, Leslie A King, Lawrence D Phillips, on behalf of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) Lancet 2010; 376: 1558-65; DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61462-6

There are numerous other articles and lots of images showing the findings of this study, reported in the Lancet, these can be found by searching for: “Scientific articles on the most dangerous drugs in the World”

Why Alcohol Is The Deadliest Drug By Kelly Fitzgerald, December 13, 2017 ( 

Drug experts say alcohol worse than crack or heroin By Kate Kellard, October 31, 2010 ( 

When I first saw this article, it did not surprise me but there is a lot of helpful information for anyone considering living their life Alcohol-Free. 

Alcohol is a drug, pure and simple. It is not a nutrient, vitamin, supplement, staple of life, superfood, vital to life, anti-inflammatory, or anything helpful. 

Alcohol is merely a drug. It is a lousy drug. If the manufacturers of alcohol tried to get alcohol approved for any purpose it would be turned down as being way too dangerous. 

Alcohol has two basic types of negative effects: acute and chronic. The acute effects of alcohol are well known; a person gets drunk and all sorts of bad things can happen. There are a few effects that are considered beneficial such as talkativeness, sociability, loss of inhibitions, desire to take risks, and a few others that are transient and can be accomplished with many things that are safer and allow a person to retain all of their brain function. 

Acute effects will be discussed in gory detail in future blogs but anyone can think of a few that should cause any thinking person to pause and decide that drinking alcohol is not what intelligent and imaginative people do. 

Think of actions like falling down and breaking your arm, drunk driving, raping a woman, killing someone in a fight, and thousands of other life changing events. The acute dangers caused by drinking alcohol are serious; do not ruin your life for something transient.

Alcohol also has chronic effects on a person’s health. Alcohol is a known neurotoxin, it causes cancer, it damages the liver, it damages the heart, it weakens the immune system, it changes DNA, it impacts the epigenetic process, and the list is a lot longer. A lot longer.

The acute and the chronic effects impact the drinker; they are harms that the drinker does to themselves. These negative effects influence people differently but there are no health benefits from drinking. 

Alcohol has become famous for the harms that it does to other people. The person who drives a car drunk and hits another car killing the people in that car has caused a lot of harm to not only the people that they killed but also all of the people related to them and multitudes of friends. I have met hundreds of people trying to quit drinking alcohol in AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and what bothers them the most, after they have been sober for a while is how much damage they have done to other people. The amount of damage can become so significant that the drinker gives up and drinks themselves to death. They can find no way out of the mess that their life has become. 

The authors of this paper looked at 20 different drugs and ranked them in regards to the harm done to the user and the harm done to others. This is shown in graphic form and there are numerous grafts available online for the reader to review.

Alcohol comes out as THE MOST DANGEROUS DRUG IN THE WORLD! That is impressive and makes me wonder why anyone would want to use a deadly drug that does nothing positive for them? To drink alcohol involves a degree of insanity. However, people basically drink alcohol because they like the effect, the pleasurable glow, gaiety, glibness, and glory associated with drinking. Americans and most drinkers worldwide have been brainwashed by the powerful propaganda of the alcohol business interests. Hopefully this blog can influence some people to use their intelligence and imagination and decide that drinking alcohol makes absolutely no sense and that they are going to learn how to live their life alcohol-free.