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486 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 19 years ago by Boredofu

Are people more likely to get addicted to legal drugs or illegal drugs?


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19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/03 - 2:48:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Definitely illegal - if they are legal your doctor will be watching (well ideally) to make sure you don't get addicted
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/03 - 2:51:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
The addictiveness of a drug is in no way related to the legality. There are defenitally more people addicted to legal drugs then to the illegal kind, but on the other hand it's hard to set those figures against how often people are exposed to legal or illegal drugs.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/03 - 2:52:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm a drug. Who's addicted to me to the point that they lose all their senses and are blind. There are some cases of blindness that even I cannot heal...
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/03 - 3:03:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably legal, only because I doubt I'd ever have much access to the illegal kind.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/03 - 3:05:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wanna buy a nickelbag, Trav?
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/03 - 3:13:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
illegal, when things are "forbidden" people usually tend to be drawn toward them. If say, marajuana was legalized, then then the excitment of the secretive buying, selling, smoking, etc would be gone. I've never tried weed, but I assume that the hiding would be part of the thrill. Alos, if it were legal, some people may not get into the buying and selling of it because the prices would probably go way down.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/03 - 3:15:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Marijuana is a non-addictive substances unlike caffeine, nicotine and alcohol, all of which are legal...

Anyways I think we should focus the debate on addictive substances only, as the question asker does not ask when you're more likely to use a substance.

19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/03 - 3:17:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Legal drugs,obviously,it's easiser access,and usually cheaper.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/03 - 3:25:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm gathering figures.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/03 - 4:35:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
UK addiction estimates

Alcohol 3,000,000 MUST drink every day
MDMA 100,000 regular weekly users
Tobacco 11,000,000 regular smokers
Cocaine 622,000 annual users (not addicts)
Crack 58,000 annual users (not addicts)
Heroin/Methadone 240,000 addicts
Benzodiazepines, 1,000,000 addicts……. a family which includes anti-anxiety tranquillisers such as Ativan (lorazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam), sleeping pills such as Mogadon (nitrazepam) and anti-convulsive muscle-relaxants such as Klonopin (clonazepam). Addiction may occur after only two weeks' use.

tobacco has been responsible for around one-million deaths over the last ten years in the United Kingdom alone, in comparison to approximately five-hundred thousand alcohol related deaths, and a surprisingly modest three-thousand deaths resulting from illegal drugs.

18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 10/14/03 - 2:08:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
ide say legal
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 10/14/03 - 9:09:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
legal drugs!!!!!!
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 12/19/03 - 12:02:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
probabily legal because it's just that much easier to get a hold of.



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