Study Pins Alcohol as More Dangerous than Crack or Heroin

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New research notes that it doesn’t take a needle or sniff to damage physical or mental health. All it takes is a sip.

Campaigning British scientist David Nutt declares in his new endeavor that the most dangerous drug of all is alcohol. Entitled Drug Harms in the U.K., the experiment analyzed the impact of 20 different substances, based on 16 forms of criteria ranging from dependency to injury.

(See photos of what booze looks like under a microscope.)

The results found that booze topped the list in terms of harm. Still not sold on leaving the bar lifestyle? Head over to Healthland for more details.