A new study on alcohol abuse has revealed that it's more harmful when compared to crack or heroin abuse.

The findings come from a specially developed scale with rated 20 different drugs and took into account the various harms caused by a drug. Drugs are rated on nine harms a drug causes an individual and seven harms a drug causes society; ranges from 0 (no harm) to 100 (greatest possible harm). Below are their findings:

According to the scale, alcohol was found to be the most harmful drug (rated 75). Such findings should come as no surprise as the substance has been linked to more than 60 diseases. The researchers believe that this supports the widely accepted view that alcohol is an extremely harmful drug both to users and to society.

via AOL