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Russell Webster

Russell Webster

Criminal Justice & substance misuse expert and author of this blog.

Interesting alcohol and drug facts January 2016

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Intriguingly, annual consumption of heroin in the UK exceeds consumption in France by nearly 6 tons. Moreover, the retails price of heroin of unknown purity is higher in the UK, yet annual gross profit is greater in France...

The changing patterns of prisoner drug use

This is the fifth post in a monthly series reproducing Andrew Brown’s monthly slideshare of interesting new facts about alcohol and other drugs which he has unearthed from a wide range of reports.

Andrew works for MEAM/Making Every Adult Matter, the coalition of three national charities (Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind) who champion the cause of people experiencing multiple needs and who have been kind enough to allow Andrew’s monthly slideshares to be re-published here.

This month’s slides focus particularly on drug use in prison.

They also reveal very interesting facts about the levels of heroin use and drug dealer profit in the five European countries where heroin is most popular.

Intriguingly, annual consumption of heroin in the UK exceeds consumption in France by nearly 6 tons. Moreover, the retails price of heroin of unknown purity is higher in the UK, yet annual gross profit is greater in France. This apparent contradiction appears to be explained by different supply routes.

(If this slideshare doesn’t show up on your device, you can see it here)

You can follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewbrown365

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