Zagreb is in European top when it comes to drug consumption, especially ecstasy. Results were presented by Europe-wide SCORE group, in association with the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA). That's clear from the results of the project that analysed wastewater in over 50 European cities in 18 European countries in March 2016 to explore the drug-taking behaviours of their inhabitants.
- From London to Nicosia and from Oslo to Lisbon, the study analysed daily wastewater samples in the catchment areas of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) over a one-week period. Wastewater from approximately 25 million people was analysed for traces of four illicit drugs: amphetamine, cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy) and methamphetamine – it's explained on the official page.
When it comes to ecstasy consumption, Zagreb is in the very top – it's on sixth place, after Eindhoven, Antwerp, Oslo, Utrecht and Zurich. When it comes to cocaine Zagreb is ranked as 22nd of the surveyed cities, and the consumption of amphetamines (speed) placed it in 13th place. The only drug that doesn't appear in our waste water is methamphetamine. See detailed results here.