Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The Most Dangerous Drug in the World!!! And its legal!!!



A story in a newspaper reported of a newlywed couple who got married the one day and died the next due to a driver believed to be drunk crashed into them in a car accident. Who many stories like this have we heard? How many people have died because of alcohol? 2.5million deaths a year.alcohol

2.5 Million Alcohol-R elated Deaths Worldwide- Annually whereas Illegal Drugs Cause 250,000 Global Deaths Yearly.

In 2005, excessive alcohol caused 4 million emergency room visits and 1.6 million hospitalizations. About 2,000 people under the legal drinking age (21) die annually in car crashes due to alcohol and it is involved in nearly 50 percent of all teen deaths involving violence.

So why are illegal drugs illegal When the deaths they caused are so much less than alcohol related deaths?

Some Scary facts:

  • · Nearly half of all fatal car crashes are alcohol-related.
  • · One third of homicides are associated with alcohol misuse.
  • · One half of car accidents are associated with alcohol misuse.
  • · Alcohol is the #1 misused drug in the U.S.
  • · Alcohol is the number one date rape drug.
  • · More than half of current drinkers have a family history of alcoholism.
  • · A blackout is an amnesia-like period that is often associated with drinking. A person may be functioning normally, but later, the person has no memory of occurrences.
  • · Alcohol-related accidents are the #1 killer of teens.
  • · During a blackout, an individual can participate in a significant, emotionally charged event but have no recollection of what occurred.

car-wreck_1With all this evidence that clearly shoes that alcohol is the most dangerous drug in the world. Why is it not banned? Why is the a "War on Drugs"? Why is alcohol so widely advertised when the companies know how dangerous it is? Could it be that alcohol is a massive profit industry and to stop it from harming people would mean a massive loss of money. yes.

If the whole point of making drugs illegal is to ensure the safety of the people then obviously alcohol should be banned. But if they ban it people wont be able to ''drink their trouble away'' - People wont be able to satisfied with their jobs and way of life. Then people will be forced to face the world - and its not a happy world. Maybe then people will strive and stand up for a better world.

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