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14th Dec 2016

Here are the European cities where people take the most cocaine

60 cities were included in the study

Paul Moore

The Europe-wide study included over 60 cities.

A new study by the EU’s European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has revealed that Antwerp is the European city that consumes the most cocaine.

The residents of the Belgian city use more cocaine than any other Europeans – using, on average, 914.8mg per 1,000 people per day. London was second at 894.9mg.

The Europe-wide study included over 60 cities and here are the locations that consume the highest amounts of cocaine.



The findings of the largest European project to date in the emerging science of wastewater analysis has studied the wastewater in over 60 European cities and towns to explore the drug-taking habits of those who live in them.

The methodology involves sampling a source of wastewater, such as a sewage influent to a wastewater treatment plant. This allows scientists to estimate the quantity of drugs consumed by a community by measuring the levels of illicit drugs and their metabolites excreted in urine.