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Average amount of cocaine consumed per week (2019/20 - 2022/23)

Posted: Mar 6, 2024

The wastewater drug testing data presented in the graph has been obtained from the National Drug Intelligence Bureau. 

Wastewater testing is only able to quantify the total volume of drugs consumed in a given catchment area, and is not able to provide us with patterns of use among people living there. For example, we don’t know if a larger volume of drugs detected is associated with a larger number of people taking them, an increased concentration of the active substance in the available supply, or an increase in consumption by the same number of people. 




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