Wednesday, 13 September 2006

Cut Out & Keep Guide To Cheap Drugs Around England

Thanks to The Independent:


Cheapest cannabis resin (£30 an ounce) and second cheapest amphetamine (£8 a gram) although this has risen from £2 the previous year


Cheapest heroin in UK: one fifth of a gram just £5. Low price attributed to town's role as major drugs transit hub for the North-east


UK's cheapest ketamine, an animal anaesthetic (£10 per gram). Heroin £50 a gram, more expensive than average


Ecstasy pills as cheap as 75p each when bought in bulk. Ketamine £20 a gram. Viagra and GHB popular among clubbers


Below-average price for cocaine (£40 a gram) and crack (£10 a rock). Substantial rise in use of steroids among young men


Drug users buying two £10 bags of heroin get a free rock of crack, which encourages 'speedballing'. Heroin purity very low (average 25 per cent)


Crack at £10 a rock is half the price of two years ago. Standard herbal cannabis is cheaper too. Rise of 'speedballing' is a worrying trend


One of eight cities reporting rise in 'speedballing', in which heroin and crack cocaine are injected using the same syringe


Khat, a stimulant with effects like amphetamine, is increasingly popular. Misuse of anabolic steroids is becoming mainstream


Price of heroin dropped by half since 2005 (now £50 a gram). Methadone and Subutex, heroin substitutes, available cheaply


Most expensive cocaine in UK (£55 per gram), but the cheapest ecstasy (£1 a pill)


Rising number of people suffering cocaine-related mental health problems. Skunk cannabis most expensive in UK (£140 an ounce)


LSD still popular, along with magic mushrooms, crystal meth and MDMA. Home-grown cannabis increasingly available


Misuse of anabolic steroids becoming mainstream, with drug services seeing big rise in number of young Asian men seeking help for misuse


Cheapest cannabis, cocaine and crack in UK. Average heroin prices are also among the lowest in the country at £10 per 0.3g bag


Heroin price fell from £60 to £40 a gram this year, attributed to Liverpool dealers. UK's cheapest herbal cannabis (£90 an ounce)


Growing presence of steroids. Club bouncers using an opiate painkiller, Nubain, mixed with cocaine, to create improvised 'speedball'


Most expensive herbal cannabis in the UK. Cocaine among the most expensive with one gram selling for an average price of £47.50

No comments: