The use of Cocaine in the United Kingdom has increased three fold over the last 20 years.
According to the British government’s advisory council on the misuse of drugs: 743,000 people used the drug in 2014. It is the second most commonly used illegal drug in the UK after cannabis and no longer the preserve of wealthy bankers and celebrities.
The report published today by the government council says that almost 10 percent of all British people aged 16-59 have used cocaine at some point in their life.
sputniknews write: The report stated also that cheap cocaine and its availability may be among the reasons behind the increased prevalence of cocaine powder.
“It is highly likely that increased availability of lower-quality, cheaper, cocaine powder is both a consequence of and a factor that has driven market expansion,” the report continued.
The council highlighted that even a single episode of intranasal cocaine powder use can lead to life-threatening cardiac effects.The report recommended police teams work more closely with night-time venues to stop the spread of the dangerous drug.Cocaine is a drug obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. Cocaine is highly addictive and can cause a sudden cardiac arrest.
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