Alcohol more harmful than heroin or anabolic steroidsAccording to a recently published authoritative study, alcohol is the most dangerous drug in the United Kingdom by a considerable margin. Alcohol beats heroin and anabolic steroids as per the study.

The study is expected to reopen calls for the drugs classification system to be scrapped and a concerted campaign launched against drink.

The paper was published by the respected Lancet medical journal and is expected to challenge the government to take on the fraught issue of the relative harms of legal and illegal drugs.