DWI crash claims grandmother’s life

Alcohol’s a killer

By Gregg Romero Wendorf

Here is a quick quiz: What is the most dangerous drug out there in terms of damage to the user, impact on crime, and socioeconomic effects?
Is it alcohol, heroin, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, cocaine, tobacco, amphetamine, pot, Benzodiazepines, Ectasy, LSD?
Those of us who are old enough to have seen what these drugs have done to people over time, the answer is clear: alcohol. In fact, alcohol kills more people on an annual basis than all of the other drugs combined, including prescription drugs (Source: AddictionCenter.com). Yet, the alcohol manufacturers, the distributors of alcohol, are treated like royalty. They are fawned upon by those in power, named to prestigious civic organiza-

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