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Cocaine found in drug addicts’ needles and syringes: Examining new methods of drug use


Feb 11, 2024

In September of last year, the laboratory for psychoactive substances from drugs at the Croatian Institute of Public Health started working. Their goal is to collect as much information as possible about what is happening on the drug market, how consumption methods are changing and what is most commonly used on the streets of Croatian cities.

With the help of the HELP association from Split, they received 250 samples of syringes and needles. They managed to use 160 of them for analysis.

As reported by HRT, which visited the laboratory, they did not find even a trace of Fentanyl, the most dangerous drug on the market at the moment. But that’s why they discovered cocaine and methadone:

“We are all aware that cocaine is consumed in a different way, not through a syringe. But it was well represented in syringes. And the most represented was methadone. It was not pleasant for us to see such a quantity of used drug addict syringes in one place. We should have been very careful. We were watching out for each other so that no incident would happen,” Andreja, head of the laboratory for psychoactive substances from drugs, told HRT.

By Editor

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