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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Alcohol Vs. Heroine/drug abuse

As I was listening to a radio, they have a program where the DJ asks the listener about legality of alcohol & herione: Should alcohol be banned like the heroine? As the conversation progresses, it seems that the issue is about the number of deaths caused by two, you know drunk driving and drug influenced violence.
However, there's only one conversation that catched my attention & interest. The conversation goes like this (I'm paraphrasing):

Caller: "I believe that alcohol is not worst than heroine, because the deaths related to alcohol is not comparable to that of heroine."
DJ: "According to our statistics, there are more deaths caused by drunk drivers than heroine."
Caller: "I don't believe that... why though?"
DJ: "Simply 'coz that's the fact."
Caller: "I just can't believe it. I believe that heroine is more harmful than alcohol..."
DJ: "Are we changing things, ma'am?"

Basically, that's how the conversation goes. Anyways, it's not that I'm siding to the caller's point of view but all I wanna say is the DJ could've made a more convincing answer not just bluntly saying it's a fact or according to statistics. Plus, should the alcohol be banned because the number of death caused by drunk driving is seems to be higher than of the heroine or any other illegal substances?

In my humble opinion, both are harmful if abused. Maybe the question that we have to consider is, Why would you abuse either alcohol or drugs?

Some related articles:
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20101101/alcohol-more-harmful-than-crack-or-heroin
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080312055906AAoup42
http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/Controversies/1122490124.html

13 comments:

  1. The thing is, heroine is always a bad thing. It's the easiest to gain a dependency on and easiest to overdose from. Alcohol on the other hand is a lot safer and when used correctly, not dangerous. More people use alcohol because it's legal and easily accessed, resulting in more deaths related to it.

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  2. they tried prohibition once, and it failed horribly. please don't do it again :\

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  3. Yeah I also cant get over the delivery methods. Whole lot easier to drink something than to smoke/shoot/snort something IMO.

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  4. yeah alcohol shouldn't be banned simply because its already legal and would cause too much trouble. heroin still needs to go away as well though nothing changes that.

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  5. I think alcohol is alright as long as your not stupid and don't drive.

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  6. I wouldn't abuse either, its just not smart..

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  7. I've read some of these... food for thought.

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  8. Could it be that alcohol related deaths are higher because it's a hell of a lot more accessible? Just a thought.

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  9. @Anonfourtwenty

    Every drug would be alright if it weren't for stupid people.

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