Oh, didn't know you were just making up the rules. I would count ALL adverse effects as adverse effects. And by doing so, your statement is untrue.
You count all adverse effects of alcohol but not of drugs....................Yeah right. The only way you can back your argument about drugs is to make special exceptions.
So there right back at you.
No I didn't say that.
I would count all of the adverse effects I listed as they pertain to both drugs and alcohol. I.e. how many emergency room visits are caused by alcohol overdose vs. all other drugs. How many murders, assaults, DVs, etc. are committed by people under the influence of alcohol vs. those under the influence (or involved in the purchase or sale of) all other drugs. How many accidental deaths (including vehicular deaths) are attributable to alcohol vs. all other drugs.
I would not count arrests, incarcerations, etc. solely from (for example) manufacture of meth or growing marijuana. I would not count it because the analogous comparison pertaining to alcohol would be how many times Mr. Coors has been arrested for brewing shitty beer, and of course that hasn't happened because his drug is legal.
So I am willing to compare the two on fair terms. Instead of making global statements (i.e. saying "that's not true, so therefore I win"), why don't you tell me what "special exceptions" you think I'm making so that we can address them directly in an informed debate.
Edited by k-troop - 8/10/14 at 12:29pm