Telegraph skriver om David Nutt, ordförande för statliga Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, som försökt sätta drogbruk i perspektiv - ur Telegraph-artikeln [fotnot: equine betyder häst]:
In the article, titled "Equasy: An overlooked addiction with implications for the current debate on drug harms", Prof Nutt wrote that "equasy", short for "Equine Addiction Syndrome", had caused 10 deaths and more than 100 road traffic accidents a year.
Through hunting, it also led to "gatherings of users that often are associated with these groups engaging in violent conduct.
"Dependence, as defined by the need to continue to use, has been accepted by the courts in divorce settlements," he wrote. "Based on these harms, it seems likely that the ACMD would recommend control under the MDAct perhaps as a class A drug given it appears more harmful than ecstasy."
He wrote that the risks of horse riding showed that society "does not adequately balance the relative risks of drugs against their harms".
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(Via The Great Beyond)