A lot of people are tripping balls over this new study released today claiming that alcohol is more harmful to society than heroin. Let's go to the graph!
As you can see, the purple bar denotes the harm that's done to others by the drugs, while the gold bar signifies the harm done to the individual. Putting the two figures together provided researchers with their conclusion that alcohol is more harmful overall than, say, marijuana. (Personally, I think I'm far more in danger of being bored to death by someone smoking marijuana... but I think that info's for another study.)
It should also be noted that OF COURSE alcohol is the most dangerous since its the most plentiful and
illegal legal (not counting smokes). If Portland were dotted with meth bars, the graph might tell a different story.
No thoughts on this?
Okay. I'll dig up some Justin Bieber news.