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Alcohol deaths

Which do you think is the world's most dangerous drug? Well, according to a study funded by the UK Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and published in "The Lancet", alcohol is.

Yes, heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine (crystal meth) are the most harmful drugs to individuals. But alcohol, partly because of its wide distribution and popularity and the fact that it is one of the few legal drugs, does society by far the most harm.

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