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The Price of Crack


Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 The Price of Crack

The price of crack, which is either smoked or injected has dropped from £23 to £18 per rock according to a report by Sophie Goodchild of the Independent (15 05 08). Some dealers are selling the drug for as little as £10.

Official figures show that there are more than 200,000 users of crack in Britain, but drug agencies believe this is an underestimate. There is also evidence that London is no longer the centre for crack cocaine use. Research carried out by Sheffield University and Turning Point, an anti-addiction charity, revealed that almost half of drug users in Sheffield are hooked on crack.

This is borne out by research carried out by the charity Addaction. Rosie Brocklehurst of the charity says “For a long time London was the centre for crack cocaine use but what we are seeing is that the Midlands for example is now comparable to London”

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