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November 29, 2016

cocaine most abused illlicit drug in europe,united kingdom leads with 4.2% consumption

"cocaine most abused illlicit drug in europe,united kingdom leads with 4.2% consumption"

UK is The Capital Of Cocaine and Gonorrhea in the world 

Which is the most used illicit stimulant in Europe ?According to a Health at a Glance report prepared by Europe OECD "Cocaine is the most commonly used illicit stimulant in Europe," the authors wrote. Across Europe, 1.9 per cent of young adults aged 15 to 34 report using cocaine in the last year with usage rising in the Czech Republic, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland. In the UK this young adult figure stands at 4.2 per cent, far outweighing other European countries.And Britain also lays claim to the unique distinction of having the highest rates of the sexually transmitted disease, gonorrhea. Out of every 100,000 people in the British population, 60 were found to have the sexually transmitted infection.The "Health at a Glance" study finds that the premature deaths of 550,000 working-age people each year results in the potential economic loss of around 115 billion euros - or about 0.8 percent of the EU's annual gross domestic product (GDP) 

In terms of Alcohol among adults, Lithuanian consumption in 2014 was measured to be higher than any other European country, registering more than 14 liters per adult per year. The alcohol "capital of the world in Europe " is Turkey with adults on average downing less than 2 liters per yeaThis compares to a European average of 20 per 100,000 people.For obesity, Malta was the worst offender with 26 percent of the adult population in 2014 considered at an unhealthy weight.

Meanwhile a recent study carried out by the EU's drug monitoring agency found London to have the highest cocaine usage, at 909mg per 1,000 last year - up from 737mg in 2016.When weekend samples only are taken into account, the concentration for London rises to 1044.Amsterdam came second for highest cocaine usage, where the level recorded was 642mg per 1,000.Meanwhile Ecstacy was making a comeback in UK. Figures published last year for England and Wales showed a "statistically significant" rise in the proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds reporting ecstasy use in the last year, up from 3.9% in 2013-14 to 5.4% in 2014-15.