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  • An addiction counselor I know said that only one in three smokers manage to quit for the rest of their lives, and only one in 800 heroin addicts dies clean. Since heroin louses up your life many times worse than tobacco, and since few smokers steal but almost all heroin users do to support their habit, since smoking cigarettes doesn't induce you to commit crimes but hard drugs often do, it seems that hard drugs are far worse in every respect except absolute numbers.
  • Yes by a magnitude of 100.
  • You can OD from both and alcohol withdrawl can kill you. Heroin withdrawl is nasty but drugs like symboxin are used to dull the withdrawl symptoms and some other clinics use methadone. Alcohol withdrawl is countered with atavan, phenobarbital, or valium.
  • An addiction, is an addiction, is an addiction. The level of addiction is the same...however, you need to look at the actual drug that the user is addicted to and variances in withdrawl and physcial dependancy. Herion is a much more addictive drug than alcohol, it has MUCH greater effects and although alcohol withdrawl CAN kill you...herion withdrawl is much more lengthy and overall unpleasant (though you will NOT die from it). The addiction is really the same, it's just that the former is a much more potent drug than alcohol.
  • An drug or chemical addiction is not a good thing. My 2 cents.
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  • It depends on what you call worse. If you mean what are the chances you will die sooner, alcohol is your poison. If you mean which ruins your life more, heroin and alcohol are about tied, though I tend to lean towards heroin being worse by a nose. IF you mean which one is harder to stop and will cling to you longest, I'd say that I've seen many fewer recovered heroin addicts and many successful recovering alcoholics. I've lost 2 relatives to heroin and I haven't lost any to alcohol.
  • I've seen alcohol claim many lives.. I watched alcoholics beat the crap out of each other, tear up their friends houses and wake up without remembering. I met a recovered heroin addict who moved over to alcohol, which took his life.
  • heroin addiction is so much much much worse than being a alcoholic.
  • Heroin should never ever be used with alcohol. It makes ODing expedential more likely. Alcohol addiction is "legal" that is the only thing that would make it less "worse" than heroin. Alcohol kills your liver, kidneys and your brain. It takes your dignity and starves your body of the high you want which causes most to use another drug. I know because I watched someone I love very much die go through this and end up dying from an overdose of heroin and alcohol. Heroin can now be used without a needle which makes it more attractive to some who would NEVER use a needle. Don't let this fool you into the belief that one addiction is less lethal than the other. Both can end with death.
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  • Heroin addiction develops faster, but they are both very formidable and hard to conquer once developed.
  • No. I am not saying it is harmless, but think about it. The addiction is primarily psychological (physically it is more of a dependence). Alcohol is unique in that it has such capacity to do harm to the body. Alcohol causes (not limited to):brain damage,organ damage/failure,cancers (various cancers,worse in women),fetal alcohol syndrome,diabetes (which causes a plethora of other physical problems), violence (involved in like over 90% of all violent crimes in America),etc. What do opiates do, even in their more crude (and by consequence,more harmful) street forms? Chronic constipation,addiction. Tobacco smokers may not steal to support their habit by and large, but that is because they are cheaper and readily/legally available. When Ethanol was made illegal, there was a huge crime wave associated, just as there is now with illegal drugs, and more people used Alcohol when it was illegal. Opiates are easily one of the most addictive class of drugs, but they are also among the safest drugs, when used responsibly, by any measure. We give them to humans in poor health, and who are in their 80s. Also, I feel I should point out we doll out opiates that are far stronger than heroin. Heroin is converted into morphine; essentially, it is a more effective form of morphine. Drugs such as Fentanyl, Hydromorphone, etc are far stronger than heroin, and by intuition, more addictive. There are opiods over a thousand times stronger than heroin that have been discovered. In the end, I think everyone is addicted to something. Even the recovered drug addict simply switches addictions to something else (I've heard there are 12 step recovery groups FOR addiction to going to 12 step recovery groups!) Drug addiction is the most visible; easiest to point your finger at the 'addict' of drugs. Humans become addicted to all sort of crazy stuff: gambling, sex, setting fires (pyros), porn, video games, thrill seeking behaviors (such as skydiving), internet, driving fast, and murdering people (serial killers are addicts to killing other people, think about it), etc. Some addictions are encouraged or even revered as virtuous, such as workaholism; I think whether or not society approves may either make the addiction less/more harmful. Alcohol may be less addictive than heroin, but it is certainly more harmful to the body. A drug widely used causing brain damage, cancers, organ failures, etc is rare. I think that is why people don't even view Alcohol as a drug. It has so many terrible effects, whereas 'drugs' do not. Think about this: if Ethanol had been discovered a year ago, even though it has undeniably valuable therapeutic value such as: sedation, pain relief, etc, it could NEVER be approved because it does so much damage to the body. As far as Alcohol versus Heroin, one should note Alcohol mimics endorphins just like Heroin, which is how it provides pain relief; they're more alike than people realize. That crime is associated with heroin is because it is illegal; it becomes more expensive and less reliable to acquire. Instead of buying it at the convenience store, one must usually go to the ghetto. The same happened when Alcohol was illegal; after all, it was the best thing to happen to the mafia, they were very sad to see it become legal (which points out the fact those in favor of keeping things like Heroin illegal are on the same side as drug dealers; if drugs are illegal, they control the trade, if not, they're out of business). Anyway, I could go on forever. In the end, Heroin can cause much harm, but compared to Alcohol, it may be considered to be a vitamin. Take care, embrace logic.
  • They are equivalent, disregarding the social acceptance of alcohol.
  • I don't think it's as bad, but heroin addicts tend to die sooner. There is also the HIV risk with heroin, but still I'd rather be a heroin addict than a full blown alcoholic.
  • I would think..YES
  • yes it is
  • Alcoholism is a major social, economic, and public health problem nowadays. Alcohol is the main cause for more than half of all accidental deaths or almost half of all traffic fatalities. So the best option for addicted people is alcohol addiction treatment. This addiction treatment gives complete and fast alcohol addiction recovery. The main motive of <A HREF=http://www.addiction-treatments.com/substance/Alcohol/index.html>alcohol addiction treatment </A>is to reduce dependency of individuals from alcoholism forever and to make their life tension free. The first step in this addiction treatment is the recognition of the behavior and mental problem. http://www.addiction-treatments.com/substance/Alcohol/index.html
  • Ive seen people with the shakes, sweats, throwing up, and just utterly sick from not using heroin for just one day, personally i feel heroin is a worse addiction, but im neither a drinker or a heroin user, i jus stick to my weed.
  • It cost more, in more ways than one...
  • no drug is better than another & i am a heroin user & shot for 6months everyday wont even go for 14 hours in & going to rehab tommorrow wish me luck
  • uh yea it's heroin
  • Yes its the worst ever. My beautiful niece died of an overdose at the age of 23 leaving 2 amazing kids that I adopted. Wishing you lots of luck. you can succeed if you really want to quit. Peace and happiness to you.
  • Yes its the worst ever. My beautiful niece died of an overdose at the age of 23 leaving 2 amazing kids that I adopted

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