Yes, alcohol is more accessible than "soft drugs", but the struggle (albeit pseudo) with substances has led to the fact that even a schoolchild who has Internet access and the necessary amount of money can buy salt-water, chemistry under the guise of a stone, add instead of acid and badyazhenny fluorophene instead of normal amphetamine, this is not the worst case. The most dangerous drug for health is almost any powder, because in the case of a receptionist you will have to live in less human conditions in a closed collective, after having paid money to lawyers who love and adore, because this article is for them a golden vein, a farm of stars for valiant and generally fertile ground for corruption.
The main harm of drugs such as chemical stimulants is that they are produced in artisanal conditions and have a low degree of purification, which makes them very toxic. Drug addicts poison their bodies precisely because of this. In some countries, such as Norway, there is a legal analogue of amphetamine, which is prescribed as a medicine. Accordingly, such laboratory-made drugs are no more harmful than other drugs. The abuse of such stimulants can lead to mental illness, although alcohol abuse is the same.
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Yes it is, in fact, there is no difference between drugs and drugs from a non-legal point of view. And for any medicine there is a therapeutic index. This is the ratio of the toxic dose to the minimum effective dose. Accordingly, the higher this index, the safer the medicine. And alcohol is not high, the lethal dose is 10 times different from the effective one. The safer (for health) of the popular ones: LSD, psilocybin, ecstasy, marijuana. It also takes into account dependence, the amount of harmful impurities, the method of consumption, etc., and alcohol is quite dangerous.
The main problem of alcohol, from a medical point of view, is its susceptibility to relapse. The problem is that alcohol is more affordable than soft drugs and the likelihood of going into alcohol dependence is much easier. For example, in the BBC's ranking of the danger of drugs for the body, heroin comes first, and alcohol is fifth. Soft drugs like marijuana, LSD and ecstasy cost at 11,13 and 17.
The harm of drugs, including ethanol, depends on average consumption and a single dose. One bottle of vodka is enough to kill a person.
To compare different objects or phenomena, you must first establish the rules (principles) of comparison - a kind of "ruler". Without it, any comparison loses its meaning.
Ethanol (ethyl alcohol, methylcarbinole, wine alcohol or alcohol, often simply "alcohol" in common parlance) is a monohydric alcohol with the formula C2H5OH (empirical formula C2H6O), another variant: CH3-CH2-OH, the second representative of the homologous series of monohydric alcohols, under standard conditions a volatile, flammable, colorless transparent liquid.
The active component of alcoholic drinks, which is a depressant - a psychoactive substance that inhibits the human central nervous system.