Friday, 23 Mar, 2007 Health & Fitness

Alcohol kills faster than ecstasy


A new drug list was revised by Britain's drug experts to reveal that alcohol and tobacco put your health at greater risk than such dangerous drugs as LSD, cannabis and ecstasy.

Experts conducted a new all-compassing research with the government top advisory committee involved to make a shocking conclusion on the harm of regular tobacco and alcohol.

A modern classification of drugs doesn't reflect the real situation on harmful substances. Thus more than 20 drugs were tested on their social and individual impact and results lead to revision of ABC system.

A team of 29 psychiatrists took part in the the study to classify all drugs into nine groups that were analyzed on the physical harm, addiction and social danger. Another group consisted of 16 experts did the research in several fields including chemistry, pharmacology, psychiatry and legal field to say a final word on drug ranking.

According to this new drug list, alcohol is named A drug. It slightly outruns heroin and cocaine. Tobacco was placed ninth and fell within a category B drug, after amphetamine. Such dangerous drugs as cannabis, LSD, ecstasy were left far near the end of the drug list.

This latest study raised the question that government's drug policy was not paying enough attention to modern state of affairs and didn't take notice of the scientific findings.

There should be no surprise that ecstasy drug was placed almost at the end of the list. One person a day dies from acute alcohol poisoning in comparison to 10 people a year who die from ecstasy overdose.

A new classification brings to light many issues concerning drug policy with a more thoughtful approach and corresponding legal response.

Drug and alchohol abuse is more common than we think.  Learn more about alchool or opiate addiction by visiting a trusted detox site. A drug addiction is usually a very difficult segment of one's life, but with the proper care, it can be beat.


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//75 Dec 13, 2010 02:54 PM | posted by: michael java
what or who is the source of that latest discovery i need the source for my project
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//74 Nov 27, 2010 09:32 AM | posted by: Christine
thanks for your website that give a news to the peole about Science facts,trivias ,latest inventions and news
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//73 Oct 13, 2010 07:38 PM | posted by: ferry wright
heyyyyyy...its really tremendous info.but most imortant is that people frm any where must try to undrstand its wrst effect....................
68 votes

//72 Sep 04, 2010 06:45 AM | posted by: mafi rodriguez
thanks for the information .. but still i hate drugs that alcohol because alcohol helps us in someways .. right ? ..
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//71 Jun 22, 2010 01:12 PM | posted by: Wimbley ,Fraggle . Inc
SERIOUS DEBATE POST,alcohol and tobacco are really really bad ! yup...... the 2 mentioned above are absolute killers(not the really's but the alcohol and tobacco)mentioned above that is(not the mentioning of mentioning being mentioned currently before) in many, many different ways, not going to continue cause there are so many facts about the 2 you could still be reading them by next year....hardy har har ...! (really cause i have researched nothing and wanted to sound intelligent but failed and subsequently was to lazy to copy and paste articles by others to claim as my own) for herbs.....not one death directly related to the stuff and do not type there is one as there is not i checked with the dead they said "nope everyone is still kicking here...!)....i know marijuana's healing power(i once broke my wrist crawling down a path while running directionally backwards i stopped,sat in the air, smoked and forgot i broke it and who i was...see? ! point proved, among other benefits, every time i take a puff i grow hair out my third eye witch when hit by a lite puff of smoke gives me a feeling of enlightenment,the fairies then climb out my head and shoot the homies with arrows of chillness and delight....not to mention mama jah kisses me on the forehead gently and let's me laugh witch in turn produces chemicals in the body associated with longevity...Alcohol and tobacco brings out stress and shitty times covered with a thin cloth of fake happiness ,followed by a leaching of all the good stuff your body holds onto such as vitamins ect... i mean really would you drink solvent....o wait you are....nm moving for the hard drugs don't do them not worth it MOM SAID SO! but if you need to see for yourself then be prepared for an eventuality that goes along the lines of "wow this sucks ,who am i now ?fuck who are you ?,wow i can devalue everything material and emotional to the tune of 20 bucks!!!! it's your end game ooompalompa looking maah-_ucker watchooo gooona dooo!
62 votes

//70 Jun 08, 2010 02:00 PM | posted by: sweet 16
wel i think goverment should take a working action on it or people should protect themselves from it.. n people should make themselves interested 2 gain knowledge about that.....
61 votes

//69 Jun 08, 2010 07:34 AM | posted by: Lev
Uh... How many people a year die of cannabis use. On top of that, how many die of accidents where the cannabis is solely accountable (alcohol consumed as well, or some other drugs with it). Not many, I would say. Less than a hundred, unless there's a lot of stupid people out there (and i mean REALLY stupid). It's stalks can be made into hemp, which is sturdier than other materials. So why even bring marijuana into the equation? To keep people afraid. kthxbai, not coming back here again :o
67 votes

//68 Feb 11, 2010 05:41 AM | posted by: marc
....yes actually i agree with this invention. but please send me the full information's regarding this inventions for i eventually need it for my studies. i recently appreciated what you want for the nation get to know.
63 votes

//67 Jan 12, 2010 07:07 PM | posted by: yashi
yeah !!!!
alcohol should be banned...
its spoil many create many problems ,specailly in poor family's.
n in rich dey jus dont care ,,thnk u for sharng wid me .
66 votes

//66 Oct 13, 2009 06:51 AM | posted by: yan
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//65 Oct 09, 2009 06:47 PM | posted by: clay
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//64 Sep 30, 2009 03:57 PM | posted by: swons
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//63 Sep 04, 2009 02:27 AM | posted by: dan
hello everyone i dont normaly do this sort of thing but i've read a few of these coment s and thought i've got to say my bit. I am an ecstacy "E" taker and i luv it theres nothing beter but when i hear people say there is only X amount of people die from "E" but there is much more people die ing from booze that is such a false comparison, because every cunt drinks but only a small percentage of cats nek "e" like i do so how can a comparison be made? I may sound like i am contradicting my self but i just think its bollocks .
63 votes

//62 Aug 31, 2009 07:13 AM | posted by: reymark
NICE website..more website like this is more good to the students that needs like in the information in this site.
but who is the author?
62 votes

//61 Aug 06, 2009 04:04 PM | posted by: otakugirl09
who is the author or the discoverer of this article??
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//60 Jun 24, 2009 12:26 PM | posted by: haider
thanks it really helped me because i smoke 20 times a day .............
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//59 Jun 16, 2009 10:08 AM | posted by: neeraj sharma
yes it is true that tobacco and alcohol take u 2 ur end but if taken moderately dont harm much. moreover they at times enable u 2 speak ur mind which otherwise u cant speak about in ur senses
70 votes

//57 Mar 17, 2009 04:22 AM | posted by: shine
this website is really helps me a lot in my research paper..thanks!im hoping that there are more information that you can give.. hehehe
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//56 Feb 12, 2009 02:44 PM | posted by: xerxes
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//55 Feb 09, 2009 03:35 PM | posted by: hyacinth valdez
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i get it
it's so nice to research in this web page
for the
love you all
67 votes

//54 Feb 07, 2009 11:41 AM | posted by: 29
61 votes

//53 Feb 07, 2009 05:34 AM | posted by: men
they are sutpid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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//52 Jan 27, 2009 11:03 AM | posted by: YrrEhc
^_^ great......................**************
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//51 Jan 09, 2009 04:27 AM | posted by: christian
Thanks for the new information... I just hope that actions will be taken to finally remove or ban these things...Anyways can I would like to secure a complete copy of this discovery? I really need it as a requirement for my studies. Kindly send it to
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//50 Jan 08, 2009 03:10 PM | posted by: ramon
drinking alcoholic drink is bad when it is to much. so drink moderately.
63 votes

//49 Jan 06, 2009 12:36 PM | posted by: sharm
wow...but i still want other latest discoveries aside from that....
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//48 Dec 22, 2008 09:56 PM | posted by: Unknown
Dec 09, 2008 11:26 AM » posted by: kristine


You believe drugs are the 'most stupidest' thing on earth... do you,
well I think your the 'most stupidest' in english grammar.

Nice one.
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//47 Dec 14, 2008 10:49 AM | posted by: jason
alcohols not that bad
56 votes

//46 Dec 11, 2008 10:28 PM | posted by: zebella
well if drugs weren't dr their wuld hav been no cure 4 diseases too.......besides the soloution 4 these probs is high prices 4 alchohol n cigretts.......and banning them as much as excess to these things = no problems
56 votes

//45 Dec 09, 2008 09:26 PM | posted by: kristine
i believe that drugs are the most stupidest thing on earth...
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//44 Dec 08, 2008 09:25 PM | posted by: andy
Okay so you tell everyone this stuff but nobody stops drinking, and some dont stop taking x so... are you people gonna do something about it of just let others die from an unhealthy cause.. why dont you be in charge you change their minds and make a difference in this world it could help ALOT
63 votes

//43 Nov 04, 2008 04:58 AM | posted by: leny
okey........tnnnnks tooooooooo yuo
67 votes

//42 Oct 31, 2008 05:21 PM | posted by: secret
61 votes

//41 Oct 18, 2008 10:13 AM | posted by: cutie renz
aah......ganun bah
71 votes

//40 Oct 14, 2008 02:53 AM | posted by: cameron
i dont understand but im going to use it anyways for my homework.
52 votes

//39 Sep 11, 2008 05:24 PM | posted by: hayley
dont get this :S
65 votes

//38 Sep 07, 2008 01:19 AM | posted by: james
anyone on this site are some geeks who dont get
58 votes

//37 Aug 31, 2008 11:57 AM | posted by: sedgwick
great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanks anyway
66 votes

//36 Aug 29, 2008 09:01 AM | posted by: mfredg
53 votes

//35 Aug 20, 2008 02:32 AM | posted by: SuhaRik
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//34 Aug 18, 2008 07:57 AM | posted by: Ben
Ecstasy, does not kill, well it does, in the one-digits, but peanuts kill in the double digits, and probably so do potbelly pigs.
60 votes

//33 Aug 10, 2008 10:21 AM | posted by: ruben
now i know...
64 votes

//32 Aug 05, 2008 05:21 PM | posted by: ashrien
61 votes

//31 Aug 05, 2008 07:31 AM | posted by: gierome

its really work
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//30 Aug 02, 2008 03:23 PM | posted by: chris
People say alcohol is a drug. No it's not, it's a drink!
61 votes

//29 Aug 01, 2008 02:56 PM | posted by: misterious
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//28 Jul 03, 2008 05:56 AM | posted by: Northen
That is business. You cannot ban alcohol and tobacco easily. Let's face the reality that people loves drinking and smoking. But, it's a matter of choice and how to face consequences.
52 votes

//27 Jun 27, 2008 05:24 AM | posted by: merceal
I dont care about drugs..
i care about myself......
think it first...,reply this no.....09095530352
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//26 Jun 26, 2008 01:20 PM | posted by: glenda
i dont care!
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//25 Mar 20, 2008 02:42 AM | posted by: Sage
Alcohol kills more people a year than all the other drugs put together
58 votes

//24 Mar 14, 2008 06:24 AM | posted by: johnrey v. iba?ez
Its non of your business.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>hehehe
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//23 Mar 06, 2008 06:58 PM | posted by: Ann Rice
NOTE: i know this study is on the death rate of ppl that drink...... Dude as if this is news. How many of our good familys are distoryed because of a drunk's CHOICE 2 DRINK and DRIVE KILLING GOOD PPL. WRECKING THERE FAMILYS 4EVER!!!!!!!!!!! Who cares if there liver fails. 4 the record. i have drank some not much. but at least i am woman enough 2 know that iI DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT 2 PLAY GOD.. AND DRIVE DRUNK..
61 votes

//22 Mar 05, 2008 11:48 AM | posted by: john
we must banned the tobacco and alcohol to the minors ...
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//21 Feb 25, 2008 01:30 PM | posted by: noriza
this article made me realize that a person addicted to these kind of chemicals is more likely to encounter a deadly disease.
62 votes

//20 Feb 25, 2008 05:03 AM | posted by: kate
more info. about this article pls...
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//19 Feb 08, 2008 12:16 PM | posted by: zara_ryoma
ummmph.....very good invention!!!graveh bah..daw mapatihan gd'eh....ahhemmmph...duhhh...f i know...
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//18 Jan 11, 2008 09:31 AM | posted by: uwoh..
is dat 4 ril... wow men.. gwaveh ah...
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//17 Jan 04, 2008 04:15 PM | posted by: Rich
Ecstasy is a proven neurotoxin, there is no doubt about it. Scientific evidence from monkey and squiral experiments have proved that there is a particular dose of MDMA which destroys serotonin producing nerve terminals, and human cognitive tests on heavy ecstasy users has shown significant declines in memory, attention and planning ability. I also speak from personal experience - four months ago I binged on the drug fairly heavily, and really haven't been the same since. I have lost alot of my sharpness and struggle with day to day memory that used to come naturally.
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//16 Dec 30, 2007 12:44 PM | posted by: Garret, and yes its my REAL name
Ok....people blame political groups, and even certian media groups.Who are really to blame? THE PARENTS. There is absolutely no one to blame but the adults of our modern society. In a look back, my parents taught me about drugs, and even though I tried a few myself; the ringing of the word surpassed the thought of negativity in my mind. I really thought I was invincible.
The only reason I was brought up straight was from school, believe it or not. I (who was an american citizen) was to observe a half-way house or a 'crack house' as people call them for a senior-year american government project. During this time I was living one hour south of Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands. So I was to observe a 'half-way house' for a school project in Amsterdam, of course. The country which in a sense, 'legalizes' marijuana, and has ecstacy testers on every street corner. The same country people portray as a prostitute riddled, drug infested country. WRONG! The people of The Netherlands wants ecstacy testers, because they want the consumers to live. They want the people to have a place to live because they suffer from a disease instead of an addiction? If you are still reading, MDMA is nothing more than an excellerated version of Amphetamines. THE SAME DRUG BASE WE FEED OUR CHILDREN FOR ADD AND ADHD. WE all know the dangers, and we know the consequences. The only thing we lack in our society is the know how to adress the problem. Like I said before, I talked to people in the crack house, and i know their story. If it wasnt for their cracked-out shitty parents...they wouldnt have even touched that shit. So instead of blaming the media, and blaming your congress, why dont you take a step back and realize that maybe you are the one fucking up their lives? The first step to over coming a problem is realizing you have one. So why dont you own up responsability and fix the fucking thing.

p.s. no neither of my parents are drug users. My father is a retired full bird colonel and my mother is a biological test coordinator(piss tester). Even though I tried my share, I owe my life to them.
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//15 Dec 18, 2007 05:23 PM | posted by: lala
how will it works?
57 votes

//14 Dec 05, 2007 12:35 PM | posted by: char
i found something that fits to my project ..!
57 votes

//13 Dec 05, 2007 12:05 PM | posted by: pankaj yadav
alcohol is mostly used by three kinds of persons 1st those who are known as estatic persons 2nd those who are newly addicted to alcohol weather the reasons are different might be show off , craze lokking at others . 3rd those who accept alcohol as a casual drink, only for third kind of persons alcohol is good enough to handle. Talking about othr drugs such ascannibs ,coccine and many more which are consumed at various places even they are banned.causes are smuggling ,production in illegal manner in remote areas. the only solution is finish the caus e of the problem that determines the future of the world.last about alcohol it can be only controlled can"t be stopped. so everyone plz live more out of life and make your own joyful world with good health.
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//12 Nov 09, 2007 02:38 AM | posted by: qwertex
Where is a reference for this article? What's the source? What's the point in an article which makes claims yet doesnt have a single reference point as to where it came from. Come on guys, sources?
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//11 Nov 08, 2007 08:26 PM | posted by: maha
No the alchol companies pay the government. think about who pays for all the add that go on air for election this year.

these drungs were made illegal because there was a real problem in the 60, 70. Which was that goverment was spending to much money on the war and not enough on researching these drugs, so it banned them. not only that but they really thought that banning drugs would make americans not protest the veitnam war.

Eitherway nothing in really gonna change untill the average person gets smarter. Which is not going to happen because of the money issue.

Although california and their medical marijuana seem to be having probems it grew to become a big industry and provided a higer quality. (free market system that encorages competition will generally result in a better product.)
64 votes

//10 Nov 06, 2007 01:31 PM | posted by: Nuklz
To quote Phil

"Alcohol and tobacco are far more socially acceptable in comparison to the other drugs that were mentioned, and are long term killers and directly affect specific organs in devasting ways (lungs, liver, brain)."

ummm.....Booze and Tobacco are taxed....."illicit drugs can't be" hence they are "bad" for you....get the picture?

can you imagine how crappy weed would be if you could buy it from the corner store (government taxed of course).

"they don't want you to use your drugs, they want you to use their drugs" - Chris Rock

keep voting Republican...dolts.

62 votes

//9 Nov 06, 2007 04:35 AM | posted by: theashesstir
With the exception of a handful of ravers in the mid 90s whose cultural millieu was consuming MDMA in conjunction with methamphetamine and then dancing non-stop for 6 hours in a sweatbox while on day 3 or 4 of sleep deprivation, and who moreover forgot to drink some water... no one - not one single person has ever died from consuming MDMA alone without taking in combination with some anti-depressants or other illicit drugs. The few isolated incidents of documented deaths in the late 90s and early 2000s from impurities in the drug were all associated with one obscure adulterant PMA (aka 4-MA). Ecstasy is notoriously impure, but i have first hand experience from that culture and have personally taken over a 1000 pills of E over the years - many of which clearly had some other shit in it, and i haven't once so much as puked unless i happened to take several pills. More over its pretty well established that pure MDMA is not even neurotoxic at anything remotely resembling a conventional dose range. The main propaganda fodder study to the Contrary by Ricaurte was retracted 18 months after the fact when subsequent failed attempts to reproduce the results prompted an investigation which led the lab to discover there was a mix-up and they were actually using samples of methamphetamine. google it,

The point is, i challenge anyone on here to cite find me one case study or documented report of MDMA killing anyone who wasnt sleep deprived over several days, severely dehydrated, and decided it would be fine to undergo several hours of intense aerobic excersize while in that state.

LSD, on the other hand, is not even toxic at all in anything up to 100x a conventional dose. No one has ever overdosed on LSD. There are no clinical findings to demonstrate even heavy long-term LSD use has any physical long term toxic effect on the body or brain. There is no established documented physical explanation to account for any of the psychological phenomena and weirdness that sometimes comes with it. Again, i challenge anyone to cite any evidence to the contrary.
61 votes

//8 Nov 06, 2007 02:55 AM | posted by: RandomName
Alcohol has been banned before, it is merely a matter of time before it happens again..Then some big power to be will bring it back and the vicious cycle begins..Except for Russia of course, but who cares if they drink themselves to death?

Abbi - Ecstasy is MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) It's a recreation drug, usually found in the system of ravers/club goers, visual and mental stimulant and the last stunning fact about it that i recall is, in the UK more people die from peanut allergies than from overdosing on MDMA...Nasty, nasty peanuts
62 votes

//7 Nov 06, 2007 02:03 AM | posted by: lol
oh no, not the dangerous cannabis, oh wait...wasnt that used for healing for hundreds of years, tons of medical studies have proved its very unlikely to cause any harm (depending on how its taken, smoking will obviously harm your health) and as far as long term goes....oh wait...there are none ;D
alcahol will never be banned, its too much bother for the government and too costly for the industry, we just have to accept that fact, it may be one of the biggest killers but its the most socially acceptable and creates a hell of a lot of revenue each year compared to a lot of the other drugs
60 votes

//6 Nov 06, 2007 01:27 AM | posted by: Unknown
What is this list based on? On how many people die each year as a result of the drugs? So because less people are killed by jumping off rooftops than by driving a car, jumping off rooftops is less dangerous?
60 votes

//5 Nov 05, 2007 02:35 PM | posted by: Rustus
Rustus will fix it
60 votes

//4 Oct 30, 2007 06:01 AM | posted by: Abbi
What is ecstasy????? It would be better if it explained more what the difference was! But thanks for helping me with a Science Article for Science class! I think i got a good grade! Thanks again
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//3 Oct 29, 2007 09:22 PM | posted by: phil
Alcohol and tobacco are far more socially acceptable in comparison to the other drugs that were mentioned, and are long term killers and directly affect specific organs in devasting ways (lungs, liver, brain).
58 votes

//2 Oct 26, 2007 03:53 AM | posted by: Rob
but will they do anything about it...
68 votes

//1 Sep 24, 2007 06:14 PM | posted by: meg
ummm ok

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