What's more dangerous: Cocaine or heroin?

cocaine or heroin?Death due to overdose kills about 2,500 cocaine users annually in the U.S., compared to about 2,000 deaths of heroin users.  This is another example of how statistics can be misleading, however, as there are many more cocaine than heroin users in the country, so the fatality rate is much higher among those who use heroin.  What’s more, heroin users also have a better chance of dying (about 10 times greater than the general population) due to causes beyond overdose, including additive poisoning, AIDS and murder, among others.  "Excess mortality" is also true for cocaine users, although to a considerably lesser extent. 

Statistics aren’t readily available as to the greater chance of death for those who combine cocaine and heroin into speedballs or moonrocks.

 

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