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Use of hard drugs

Use of hard drugs

This table shows the extent of the use of various drugs in New Zealand on the basis of a 2007/8 survey of 6,500 New Zealanders aged 16–64. Compared with overseas patterns there is a high use of party pills, ecstasy and amphetamines, but a comparatively low use of opiates and cocaine.

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Source: 2007/08 New Zealand Alcohol and Drug Use Survey

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Jock Phillips, 'Drugs - Hard drugs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/39572/use-of-hard-drugs (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013