Which Drugs are the Most Dangerous?
Let’s run down the top three that claim this dubious honor.
However, that doesn’t include accidental death, such as fatalities caused by drunk driving accidents. Once you take that into account, the death toll raises to a harrowing 88,000. Again, this is in just one year. The CDC estimates that “excessive drinking cost the United States about $224 billion, or $1.90 per drink, in 2006, and about 40% of these costs were paid by government.”
3. Prescription painkillers
All told, prescription painkillers were responsible for nearly 20,000 deaths in 2011.
The rest? Cocaine and heroin round out the list, which is to be expected. Marijuana comes in last place, with an extremely low mortality rate.
Imagine now in 2016 what those number of percentages are.