Alcohol and Drugs—A Dangerous Mix

Alcohol is already a dangerous substance on its own—tens of thousands of individuals die in alcohol-related incidents each year, while countless others are admitted to alcohol treatment centers because of a serious addiction. But the dangers of alcohol can be even more serious when combined with other drugs. Be it an over-the-counter medication, prescription drugs, or even illegal substances such as cocaine or heroin, combining alcohol and other drugs can lead to dangerous—and even deadly—side effects. The following infographic highlights just a few of the potential hazards that can come out of this dangerous mix.