September 07, 2018

5 Drugs Which Are Less Deadly Than Alcohol

by Prince Chandran

Drugs are any day dangerous and so is Alcohol. Alcohol being a temporary euphoria for a less time is legal and is available in all the pubs and restaurants across the country. But where as drug on the other hand is not legal and hard to find.

The question we all get is, Is alcohol better or Marijuana, both are bad but according to studies Mary Jane could be less harmful than alcohol.

Even in the midst of the country’s burgeoning opioid crisis, alcohol remains the third most prevalent cause of preventable death in the United States. With 88,000 alcohol-related deaths annually, only poor diet/physical inactivity and tobacco use rank as more lethal.

There are several ways to calculate a drug’s danger beyond how many people it kills. One method is to measure the degrees of magnitude by which a lethal dose is greater than a typical effective dose.

Cocaine

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It is one of the dangerous drug. Cocaine alone is responsible for almost 7000 deaths in 2015. Cocaine is a central nervous system stimulant and a cash crop in Latin America. Unlike caffeine, cocaine is like a lightning road to the brain’s mesolimbic pathway, where reward is processed.

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How cocaine works ? It works by blocking the removal of dopamine from your brain’s synapses, letting it accrue, causing feelings of intense euphoria. Of course, in excess, cocaine is associated with mood irregularities, hallucinations, septum collapse, and psychosis.

MDMA

   

MDMA stand for methylene dioxy methamphet amine, it is also referred to as ecstasy, which is a synthetic compound produced by German scientists in 1912.

It is often taken with other drugs because it works as a catalyst and produces a rush of serotonin in one’s brain, leading to feelings of euphoria, empathy, and serenity that can last for several hours. The comedown of this drug can be really dangerous it causes feelings like depression and fatigue.

MDMA overdoses have occurred at raves and concerts, with concertgoers experiencing dehydration and, in some cases, heart failure.

LSD

   

LSD also known as acid, stamp is a synthetic drug which is a short for lysergic acid diethylamide. The history of LSD is as fascinating as the drug, Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann synthesized LSD in 1938 while working with ergot, a fungus found on grains. He accidentally swallowed a some and Hoffman started to experience strange visuals. And after three days he intentionally tried a heavier dose and became the first man to actually try it.

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LSD is a hallucinogen, giving those under its influence novel auditory, visual, and sensory sensations. LSD overdose is almost as unlikely as THC overdose and would require an individual to take 1,000 times the average dose. Yet, while the chemical catalysts may not be deadly, people certainly can do some stupid and dangerous stuff while under the influence of LSD.

Psilocybin

   

Psilocybin is also known as magic mushrooms and this one is a naturally occurring psychedelic unlike LSD. Psilocybin’s intake in form of magic mushrooms is dated back to almost 1000 years for their spiritual properties.

In terms of toxicity, pure psilocybin, like LSD, is nearly impossible to overdose from. One would have to take upwards of 1,000 times the average effective dose to die from psilocybin, making it far less lethal than alcohol.

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In the western culture the doctors are still studying the effects of psilocybin on mental illness.

Marijuana

   

Mentioning about drugs and we can miss Marijuana, it is among the least menacing psychoactive drugs on the planet. It remains as a schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substance Act.

And surely marijuana is a less deadly than alcohol. It is virtually impossible from marijuana overdose. That’s not to say that doing something stupid, like driving down the interstate blazing on reefer, won’t get you killed. But it’s impossible for the body to consume high enough levels of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, to cause overdose. You’d have to ingest hundreds of pounds of pot in mere minutes to die.

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