28 Jun 2023

Alcohol tops list as most harmful substance

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 28 June 2023

A panel of experts have ranked alcohol as the most harmful substance in New Zealand, ahead of several illegal drugs. Twenty three drugs were scored against seventeen criteria to assess their harm within both the general population, and also separately for youth. Booze came ahead of methamphetamine, synthetic cannabis, and cocaine. Susie is joined by co-author of the study Professor Joe Boden.

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