It’s official people, Bristol has been named the cocaine capital of the UK!
The EU Drugs Agency anaylysed wastewater near treatment plants for a week in 2017 to find evidence of cocaine, MDMA, amphetamine and methamphetamine.
The study discovered people in Bristol took an average of 754.7mg of coke per 1000 residents each day.
Barcelona bagged the gold medal for cocaine-use, followed by Zurich, Antwerp, St Gallen Hofen and Geneva.
Switzerland also had Berne and Basel in the top ten.
Europe isn’t all coke-mad though. More of them prefer MDMA, according to statistics, as reported by the Metro.
The top ten cities for usage were as follows:
Amsterdam, Netherlands: 230.3mg
Eindhoven, Netherlands: 165.1mg
Antwerp, Belgium: 95.3mg
Zurich, Switzerland: 81.2mg
Utrecht, Netherlands: 59.8mg
Berlin, Germany: 49.8mg
Barcelona, Spain: 48.1mg
Geneva, Switzerland: 47.2mg
Tampere, Finland: 44.5mg
Paris, France: 43.4mg
As for methamphetamine:
Chemnitz, Germany: 240.6mg
Erfurt, Germany: 211.2mg
Budweis, Czech Republic: 200.2mg
Brno, Czech Republic: 185.7mg
Dresden, Germany: 180.2mg
Bratislava, Slovakia: 149.2mg
Nuremberg, Germany: 94.8mg
Oslo, Norway: 92.5mg
Limassol, Cyprus: 88mg
Magdeburg, Germany: 85.2mg
The study was based on data from 43 million people. It also showed the dutch city Eindhoven was the top destination for speed.
It was carried out by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs addiction (EMCDDA).
While it’s nice to see Bristol getting some mainstream attention, I wish it’d have been for something less salacious.