for methamphetamine use, report finds
A growth in importations of pre-precursor chemicals to make methamphetamine, as well as an increase in quantities of the drug being produced in Nigeria and other African nations, are two emerging trends affecting New Zealand as identified in a new study.
The first findings of the police-led Methamphetamine in New Zealand Research Programme, one of the largest ever studies carried out on the drug nationwide, were released last week.
The report, which consolidates 279 documents from a range of different agencies, concluded the magnitude of harm caused by meth in New Zealand communities was not yet known and pointed to growing trends about the drug.
Between November 2018 and February last year, the amount of meth consumed nationally per week averaged 14.1 kilograms.
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