A new study scientific study has confirmed what true party animals have known for a long time. Alcohol is just as bad for you as the other traditional hard drugs.
The story may be news to some people, but to others this is old news. I don’t know of very many people who needed another scientific study to add to the pile that says too much booze can lead to bad things.
The interesting thing from the study is that the scientists involved concluded that alcohol was actually more harmful than crack and heroin. While that seems crazy to some, at the very least it should finally confirm that alcohol, while legal is just as full of harmful chemicals as the rest of the drugs.
David Nutt is the chairman of Britain’s Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD), and author of the study. Here’s a nice little quote from him regarding his research.
“It is intriguing to note that the two legal drugs assessed — alcohol and tobacco — score in the upper segment of the ranking scale, indicating that legal drugs cause at least as much harm as do illegal substances,” said Nutt. He went on to say “Aggressively targeting alcohol harms is a valid and necessary public health strategy.”
According to the Natural News story, Nutt was forced to resign from the British Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) last year after he criticized British ministers for disregarding scientific evidence that showed that alcohol, which is legal, causes more damage than cannabis, which is illegal.
Gee, that’s not a surprising story. People that dare to suggest that the legal drugs are bad are subject to political attacks as well as professional ones.
You know how it is, the legal drug peddlers like Budweiser and Merck and Co. just have to protect the established status quo. Putting new thoughts into people’s heads is bad for business, so they have to seek out laws that give them unfair advantages.
It also prevents them from having to compete with better products.
Look a lot of people love booze. I am one of them, there is nothing like having a nice cold beer after a long day of being a professional asshole. But seriously, how long are we going to pretend that alcohol is somehow harmless.
Just because the legal drug companies are allowed to advertise during NFL games does not mean their products are safe for mass consumption. Anyone who still holds the belief that booze and a prescription drugs are ok by default because our politicians “allow” us to have them is an idiot.
People have been finding out the realities of alcohol and drug use by drinking, snorting, and shooting their way to the truth for some time now. It kind of pisses one off to know that it takes multiple studies over decades before people finally begin to admit what they already knew.
Booze is tasty and a whole hell of a lot fun, but it also causes just as many problems as the common crack rock does. So before you drink your favorite ethanol concoction, please remember that alcohol is a drug.
It’s an easy to get drug that isn’t as much fun as the rest of them, but it’s a drug nonetheless.
Alcohol abuse is just as bad as abusing hard drugs, and that is why alcoholics need to go through alcohol detox programs to spare themselves from the adverse effects of alcohol.