Thursday, 24 November 2016

UK has highest rates of cocaine use and gonorrhoea in Europe [feedly]

via the Guardian by Press Association

Report says 4.2% of Britons aged 15-34 have used cocaine in the past year, while 60 people out of every 100,000 have gonorrhoea

The UK is a European hotspot for cocaine use and gonorrhoea, a new report suggests.

Across Europe, 1.9% of young adults aged 15 to 34 report using cocaine in the last year. But in the UK this figure stands at 4.2%, according to the Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 report from the European Commission and the OECD.

“Cocaine is the most commonly used illicit stimulant in Europe,” the authors wrote. “About 2% of young adults aged 15 to 34 report having used cocaine in the last year.”

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