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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. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    I think there's a lot of them too many to name. Some are even legal and prescribed. Alcohol can be considered a drug if misused. If something destroys your health and ruins your life then it's dangerous. The worst drugs have a terrible long term effect on your brain.
  2. HalfBeard

    HalfBeard Active Contributor

    Good point. So often organizations and community leaders focua on narcotics and ignore the ever real threat of the abuse of prescription medication.
  3. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    All drugs are actually dangerous, but for me I would have to say that meth is the worst because of what it does to your physical appearance.
  4. HalfBeard

    HalfBeard Active Contributor

    The posters and picturesthey have around schools showing the effects... phew. All for a good cause if it keeps people off I suppose.
  5. anorexorcist

    anorexorcist Community Champion

    I think that all drugs are dangerous, but if I had to pick one it would definitely be meth, I have seen pictures of people before and after using it and just based on how the person looks I think it might be one of the most dangerous drugs.
  6. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    @HalfBeard, No person in their right mind would even want to touch that thing, so I guess the pictures serve as a deterrent.
  7. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    Any prohibited, banned, addictive drugs are very dangerous to our bodies. This is because they affect our bodies negatively.
  8. ellyjude

    ellyjude Active Contributor

    @HalfBeard, among the two there is one which is more dangerous than the other. According to me, Meth is the worst. I can't talk about heroine because i do not know much about it.
  9. Jack Wallace

    Jack Wallace Senior Contributor

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