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Old 16.10.2020, 23:11
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Re: Beggars on the streets

Here's an interesting article explaining the analysis (up to 2019) of waste-water, to estimate the use of cocaine and other drugs.
https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/topics/...water-analysis

Several sources indicate that cocaine use is increasing. A 2018 EMCDDA trendspotter study found that the greater availability of cocaine on Europe’s drug markets may be leading to an increasing trend of use in some countries and possibly expanding to eastern Europe, where the drug was previously little used. The picture emerging from general population surveys suggests stable or increasing levels of cocaine use. Analyses of wastewater reveals an increase in cocaine residues in most cities for which data were available for 2015 and 2019. There are three plausible explanations for an upward trend in BE in wastewater: more people are consuming cocaine; the same people are consuming more cocaine; and the purity of the drug has increased. With increased purity, a given quantity of cocaine will result in more BE entering the wastewater. This increase could also be explained by a combination of these three causes (EMCDDA, 2018).
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Re: Beggars on the streets

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Believe it or not many bankers on cocaine. Many are alcoholics. And other prescription drugs such as opioids.

Big problem with burnout and prescribed with medication
The irony being alcohol, cigarettes and drugs accelerate and exacerbate any stress. Quit all of that crap, get some hobbies and exercise and you have a much better chance of getting thrugh most of life's tough situations (within reason) with your sanity intact.

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Old 17.10.2020, 01:19
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Believe it or not many bankers on cocaine. Many are alcoholics. And other prescription drugs such as opioids.
Do you have any first hand evidence of that or are you just passing on second hand rumours?
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