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Irish People Are The Biggest Users Of This Drug In The World

By mariemadden

May 28, 2017 at 4:08pm

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MDMA is more commonly used in Ireland than anywhere else in the world, according to a new survey.

The results of the Global Drugs Survey were released this week and showed that Ireland has the highest usage of the drug - with 39.7% per cent of respondents taking MDMA in the last year.

This represented a decrease on the 58% of people who said they had used the drug in the 2016 survey.

The research is carried out by an independent body but some questions have been raised about the size of the sample group used to generate Ireland's stats.

While 115,000 people from 50 countries were involved in the study, just 500 of these were from Ireland.

Other statistics contains in the report including the fact that people in Ireland are paying an average €7.10 for a pill and using two per session.

The most common setting for taking MDMA was at clubs and outdoors festivals, while 39.3% of those surveyed said they would like to reduce their usage.

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