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What Do You Think Is The Most Dangerous Drug?

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by LoveEcho, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. LoveEcho

    LoveEcho Community Champion

    ...just in your own opinion what is the most dangerous drug?
  2. kassie1234

    kassie1234 Community Champion

    I'm sure everyone is going to think differently so the responses will be interesting. I read an article by a paramedic not too long ago which spoke of his experiences with overdoses and seeing what drugs do to a person from a health perspective and he said meth was without a doubt number one in terms of the worst he has seen. I also think alcohol and cigarettes are the most dangerous from an accessibility standpoint. If you can buy something in a supermarket then it makes it very easy to abuse it.
  3. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    I would say meth but only because of articles I have read and documentaries I have seen. I have not been personally affected by this drug and I am unaware of anybody who uses it. I dislike all drugs and alcohol and think they can all destroy your life and others who care about you.
  4. pstrong1969

    pstrong1969 Community Champion

    In my opinion Heroin is the most dangerous. So many people overdose on heroin. It is an epidemic. You never know how powerful or potent the batch you get is. So many Addicts overdose when they have been clean for a while cause they try and do to much the first time they go back to using. Overdoses on other drugs dont happen near as often or not at all. So I would say it definitely is Heroin.
  5. danjon

    danjon Senior Contributor

    I would say the most dangerous drugs are those involved in our brain's "reward pathway" - dopamine, serotonin etc -, because, without these, addiction wouldn't even exist.
  6. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    I think the most dangerous are those that are made purely of chemicals. I mean not derived from herbs or plants. All drugs of course can be dangerous even those prescribed when it was being over consumed.
  7. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Community Champion

    I would have said alcohol, although it's not really a drug, I consider it as pretty dangerous because most people find themselves addicted to drinking since it's more accessible. Well, aside from alcohol, I think meth is also a terrible drug for someone to get hooked to.
  8. Dwayneu

    Dwayneu Community Champion

    I am inclined to think Heroin is the most dangerous. In terms of addiction, dependency, how it destroys lives and the amount of overdoses I've heard of.
  9. deewanna

    deewanna Senior Contributor

    I'm sure everyone will have different opinions on this, so the feedbacks would be pretty fascinating. Someone once told me about his encounters with overdoses. Considering what drug addiction can do to an individual, I think it is not really about the worse drugs, but the amount that is taken.
  10. Cheeky_Chick

    Cheeky_Chick Community Champion

    I actually think the weaker drugs are more dangerous, because people think it doesn't matter if they take them, as they assume that they're not going to do any damage. But this isn't true at all; you can still get addicted, and the drugs will certainly have a negative effect on your body, which can never be a good thing. So you should always be careful, even if you think you're only taking something recreationally, as there is always the chance that it could turn into a habit.
  11. Joethefirst

    Joethefirst Community Champion

    I would say have to say meth as it is very addictive and disfigures the the people that take it in a very short period of time. It's an artificial drug so who knows what is put into it. There are a great deal of images on the net that show how destructive it can be.
  12. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    I would say that nicotine is one of the most dangerous drugs out there. It's scary to think that it's legal, readily available and can be bought by anyone. It's just there and it's affecting more lives that we think of. My husband is one of them, his coughs are really scary now and they're not going away. I have asked him a lot of times to stop smoking and take care of himself better but still, he won't budge.
  13. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    Good question. Sounds like crack cocaine might be. Although I'm not an expert. Injecting heroine because of the needles.
    What a person does when they are on something is what is the dangerous part. Combining, overusing, adding alcohol and so forth. These push the danger level up.
  14. ellyjude

    ellyjude Active Contributor

    I would say meth too. I have seen people from my country brewing meth locally and have seen the consequences of their actions. 34 blind men and 52 dead bodies. That is the least i can say.
  15. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Community Champion

    It's a toss-up, but I think Heroin is the right answer here. The aftermath is just.. awful. You can't really recover from using it and you're destroying your body relatively fast. Overdosing on Heroin is also easy and hard to come back from.
  16. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    Every drug is dangerous in its own way. You see, different bodies react differently under the influence of substances, and while one can feel that he is more addicted to, say, heroin, maybe other person has their life ruined because of alcohol. We all have our own demons, and they cannot be compared, for each addict's drug of choice is the worst nightmare to them. All of them are bad, there's no better nor worse.
  17. juno

    juno Community Champion

    I think any drug can be as dangerous as the other. However, I believe methamphetamines are the worst. One big reason is that if you are caught with it in the United States it has the highest level of consequence in terms of the law. It is a federal crime to be in possession and automatic jail time is 5 years. It has the most severe consequence if caught.

    I think the reason behind the harsh penalties is because of the harsh effects of the drug on a person. The drug creates a strong sense of rush and people easily get addicted. The fear of the penalties is suppose to deter you from going near the stuff, but I don't think it really works in that way.
  18. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    I'd say though all the drugs you've mentioned definitely are dangerous the fact that alcohol is the one drug that's abused most and is most readily available, it's the most dangerous drug. According to a report Alcohol kills 75,000 people each year in the U.S

    But Meth would come in a close second because more than 350,000 OD on the drug and about 15% of the ODs end in death.

    Cocaine related deaths stand at 10,000 while heroine claims 1, 000 plus . . .
  19. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    Thank you for this very knowledgeable information. It is nice to actually see the numbers. It is very scary with so many drugs readily available. I agree that alcohol is very dangerous and definitely the most overly abused.
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  20. HalfBeard

    HalfBeard Active Contributor

    Meth and heroine are probably the two worst. Their short and long term effects are probably the most damaging I've heard of. Plus, once you calculate the fact the heroine is on the rise near where I live...