Ranking the harm of psychoactive drugs including prescription analgesics to users and others – a perspective of German addiction medicine experts

10/26/20–Results of this study indicate that alcohol and illicit drugs (including new psychoactive substances) continue to rank among the most harmful addictive substances in contrast to prescribed agents including opioid analgesics and NOAs in Germany. Current laws are incongruent with these harm rankings. This study is the first of its kind to include comparative harm rankings of several novel abused substances, both licit/prescribed and illicit. Read