General Article Ketamine problems on the rise

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More drug services are seeing people coming forward for help with the drug ketamine, according to DrugScope’s 2011 Street Drug Trends Survey, published in the November/December edition of the charity’s Druglink magazine. The charity warns that many people who use, or are tempted to use, ketamine underestimate how harmful the drug can be.

The annual survey compiles and analyses feedback from 80 drug services, police forces, drug action teams and service user groups in 20 towns and cities across the UK. The survey provides an overview of patterns in the use and supply of drugs to give a snapshot of current UK street drug trends. The survey also compiles a national average price for different UK street drugs.
DrugScope’s survey findings underline evidence of the growing presence of ketamine on the UK drug scene. Figures released by Avon and Somerset Police in July this year revealed that ketamine seizures had increased substantially at the Glastonbury Festival this year; later in the s...

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