Alcohol is Graded Most Damaging Drug

According to, a new study published online in the medical journal Lancet has revealed that alcohol is more dangerous than heroin and crack cocaine.

British experts looked at alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana and ranked them on how destructive they are to the individual who takes the substance to the society as a whole.

They examined how addictive a drug is and how it harms the human body as well as the environmental damage caused, the effects it has on families, economic costs like health care, social services and prison.

Marijuana, ecstasy and LSD had low scores. Heroin crack cocaine and alcohol were scored the highest with alcohol at the top.

Alcohol is connected to higher death rates and is involved in a greater percentage of crime than most other drugs including heroin.