Drink, drugs and nicotine all rank highly in The Lancet's study
Drink, drugs and nicotine all rank highly in The Lancet's study

Alcohol is one of the five most addictive substances on the planet

To come up with the ranking, scientists averaged three factors: pleasure, psychological dependence and physical dependence

Mike Nudelman
Business Insider
,Erin Brodwin
Thursday 12 October 2017 11:59
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Ranking drugs based on how addictive they are is tough work, since we all react differently to distinct substances. Nevertheless, a group of addiction experts including specialists from the Royal College of Psychiatrists as well as chemists, forensic scientists, and pharmacologists recently took a stab, and published their ranking in the journal The Lancet.

(Mike Nudelman/Business Insider

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