No snow but our nearest city could be the 'ice' capital of the world
By Judy Evans
March 28, 2017 5:38am CST
A worrying news report a few days ago states that Western Australia (WA) is the methamphetamine capital of Australia, and almost the world, while Bunbury, our own nearest city, is the 'ice' capital of WA. This has followed secret testing of the nation's raw sewerage from 51 sewage plants across Australia, four of them in WA. The unprecedented analysis is equal to an anonymous drug test of 14 million residents. The opiod fentanyl, which is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, was the second-highest drug consumed in WA. In eighteen countries with comparable sewage testing, Australia ranks second behind Slovakia as the biggest user of meth. However, the use by West Australians of MDMA (ecstasy), cocaine and alcohol was below the national average while tobacco use was higher. Cocaine use in Sydney was 30 hits a day compared to two or less a day in WA. I find it quite amazing that all this has been ascertained from testing sewage. The photo is of a drug-free scene in Central Australia.
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