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http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/whats-most-dangerous-drug-world-according-science/

Just want to show you guys how dangerous alcohol can be, even though it's seen as more safe and normal than other drugs.



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Flilix said:

http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/whats-most-dangerous-drug-world-according-science/

Just want to show you guys how dangerous alcohol can be, even though it's seen as more safe and normal than other drugs.

Just because one drug is dangerous though... Doesn't make another drug safe.



I've never done illicit drugs in my life, but have had to stop taking some pretty powerful meds that I was put on to treat OCD, so I have experienced withdrawal. I used to drink alcohol to excess and compulsively self-harm also, and I have managed to limit the former to a manageable level and eliminate the latter.

In my experience, such reward-seeking behaviour was usually the result of me trying to fill a hole in my life; I felt crap about myself, so I looked for a dopamine hit to soothe the pain, whether that was a bottle of vodka or a scalpel. What worked for me to fill this role with a healthier alternative, like exercise.



Drug death are skyrocketing in the US, overtaking any other form of (unnatural) deaths.



numberwang said:
Drug death are skyrocketing in the US, overtaking any other form of (unnatural) deaths.

Just checked the stats for my own country and interestingly, drugs don't even make the top 20 causes of death here.

Influenza, accidental falls, and diabetes are all higher. 

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/3303.0~2015~Main%20Features~Australia's%20leading%20causes%20of%20death,%202015~3

It makes sense I suppose, that in a country with a high life expectancy, the leading causes would be things that tend to kill off the elderly.

In the 15-44 age bracket, the leading cause is suicide.



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curl-6 said:
numberwang said:
Drug death are skyrocketing in the US, overtaking any other form of (unnatural) deaths.

Just checked the stats for my own country and interestingly, drugs don't even make the top 20 causes of death here.

Influenza, accidental falls, and diabetes are all higher. 

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/3303.0~2015~Main%20Features~Australia's%20leading%20causes%20of%20death,%202015~3

It makes sense I suppose, that in a country with a high life expectancy, the leading causes would be things that tend to kill off the elderly.

In the 15-44 age bracket, the leading cause is suicide.

I assume that it has something to do with the War on Drugs.



I have a sibling in recovery from alcoholism...
It took him a long time to make it to this point and it's been an extremely bumpy road...
Addiction sucks...
And while it may be easy to say that addicts get what they deserve, I have nothing but respect for anyone with the immense strength to turn his or her life around...



Have a nice day...