In comparison to those living in 24 other nations, Australians consume meth the most.
According to a recent assessment by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australia has the highest per-capita usage of the illegal substance among countries in Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
The substance was most often used in Perth, the nation’s capital, while remote NSW had the highest rate of use of any rural area.
The national wastewater drug monitoring program analyzed the results after sampling 13 million Australians between December 2021 and February of this year.
Meth, cocaine, MDMA, and heroin use are currently more prevalent in capital cities than in rural areas.
The prevalence of alcohol, fentanyl, and nicotine was higher in remote places.
Australia placed 15th out of 26 countries in terms of cocaine use, fifth out of 27 in terms of MDMA use, and sixth out of 16 in terms of cannabis use.
The Netherlands used the most MDMA, whereas Belgium used the most cocaine.
Although the survey found that drug levels have not yet reached their pre-pandemic levels, ACIC CEO Michael Phelan said that crime networks had boosted their drug supply since Covid limits were relaxed.
According to Mr. Phelan, illicit substances are mostly to blame for the devastation that organized crime causes to Australians.
The importation, production, trafficking, and sale of illegal narcotics that affect the community are profitable endeavors for serious and organized crime gangs.