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Ireland'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down

09:30  16 may  2019
09:30  16 may  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Learning how to cut cocaine may be beneficial for drug dealers and their bottom line, but it can be extremely risky for people who use their drugs because they don’t know what is actually in the It’s estimated that the cocaine people buy on the streets usually has no more than a 50% purity level.

The purity of the cocaine used also has a large influence on whether one becomes addicted. The substances used to cut cocaine are chosen because they look, taste, or feel like cocaine . Characteristics That Determine Cocaine Addiction. Many people who think about whether or not

'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down © Shutterstock DedMityay

A SELF-FUNDED SURVEY of illegal drug use in countries across the world has found that 54% of Irish respondents want to use less cocaine next year, and of this number 14% want help to do so.

This compares to a global average of 41.5% and 12.7% respectively.

Of the 3,363 people in Ireland who took part in the survey, 38.3% had reported using cocaine in the last 12 months.

Cocaine remains the most expensive commonly used drug in the world: the profit on a gram of cocaine from production in Colombia to point of sale in the EU is over 30,000%.

“The cocaine trade in 2019 is booming. While cocaine use can lead to dependence and numerous health harms including death, the cost of the failed international drug control system and the national policies that implement it are far greater.”

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The filler ingredients that are cut into cocaine vary greatly, which adds to the danger of the drug. Among the additives used are It is used in rat poison and can kill humans. Psychological symptoms of strychnine poisoning are similar to the negative effects people sometimes experience from cocaine .

Using cocaine is highly dangerous for a number of reasons. For one, this drug has no know medical uses which means there is no safe level of cocaine use . Addiction to this drug is difficult to control, challenging to cope with and very hard to overcome. People who become addicted to cocaine often

The Global Drug Survey (GDS2019) asked over 123,000 people from over 35 countries across Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand questions about their drug-taking habits and compiled a comprehensive report on the subject.

It’s a self-funded study that aims to inform health policies for the benefit of people who use drugs and the wider community, it states.

Our work is increasingly recognised as a legitimate data source to better understand drug use and its impact on health around the world.

Of the total participants, 98.4% were white and 82.1% were in paid employment. The mean age of Irish respondents is 35, compared to the global mean of 29.4.

Although mostly focused on illegal drugs, it also includes questions on alcohol and tobacco: this year’s study found that half of all drinkers in India, Finland and Ireland wanted to drink less.

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People who use cocaine often may also have more serious side effects and health problems, like The most important part of any treatment plan is that you give up the drug right away. Many people who are addicted to cocaine go through a phase called withdrawal when they first do this.

By using different substances to dry and process the cocaine the purity of the cocaine changes. The exact effect of these substances on cocaine is Most of these are either solvents and acids left over from processing and what drug dealers use to cut down the purity. People who sell cocaine usually

What’s noteworthy about the study?

As part of GDS2019, the first ever international evaluation of cannabis labels was carried out, which warns of the side effects related to the use of THC-containing cannabis.

GDS2019 adapted four health messages developed by the Canadian government and added two messages on side effects based on common reasons that prompted people to quit: effects on memory and motivation.

'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down © GDS2019

The survey asked 55,000 people who had used cannabis in the last year whether they believed the warnings and whether they were more likely to smoke less as a result.

By and large, across all ages and genders, the respondents believed the advertisements, but most said that the information wasn’t new and they weren’t less likely to smoke as a result of it.

The majority of respondents said they would also be happy to see these messages on legally purchased cannabis products (58.9%).

58.6% of Irish respondents reported ever having used cannabis. Over one quarter of cannabis users in Ireland reported almost daily use, which the report said was “suggestive of dependent use”. 78.7% reported mixing cannabis with tobacco.

In response to a question posed to recent drug users (the past 12 months) on whether they have encountered police in relation to their drug use in the last 12 months, 18.7% of Irish respondents said they had.

Motorist arrested after evading garda checkpoint and shunting toll barrier.
Motorist arrested after evading garda checkpoint and shunting toll barrier

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