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Victoria Named MDMA, Oxycodone And Heroin Capital Of Australia

Victoria Named MDMA, Oxycodone And Heroin Capital Of Australia

It's no secret that sizeable proportion of Australians enjoy drugs, be that on the legal side like alcohol and tobacco or the illegal side like MDMA, cannabis, cocaine and heroin.

A new report has revealed where these drugs are taken the most as well as how many people, roughly, are taking them.

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The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission's seventh report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program reveals Victoria has taken the crown for the highest average regional consumption of MDMA and oxycodone.

Credit: Australian Border Police
Credit: Australian Border Police

Victoria also has the highest average capital city consumption of heroin, second highest average regional consumption of heroin nationally and second highest city consumption of cocaine.

The top cocaine state or territory has gone to New South Wales.

Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said: "We have seen very concerning increases in ice usage across our community, that's why in our first term of government, one of the very first things that we did do in our first 100 days was in fact to release an ice strategy."

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The numbers of drug consumption are pretty outrageous.

According to the study, Aussies took 9,847 kilograms of meth in the year ended August 2018, 4,115kg of cocaine, 1,162kg of MDMA and 750kg of cocaine.

That was based off an analysis of wastewater.

Queensland and South Australia took the cake for the highest usage of fentanyl while the Northern Territory won for the largest amount of alcohol and tobacco consumed.

Interestingly, Tasmania has the highest average capital city consumption of MDMA, oxycodone, fentanyl and cannabis nationally.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Drugs, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.