Cocaine Use on the Rise

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The rise in wages in the Czech Republic has led to an increase in spending on recreational drugs. Both the use and purity of cocaine has risen among people with disposable incomes, according to anti-drug officials. 

The price of one gram of cocaine is around Kč 2,000 to Kč 3,000, officials state. The price has not gone up in recent years, so when compared to inflation is has actually gotten cheaper. And with more people making higher salaries, it has become more accessible to a larger population.

“The supply of luxury drugs is on the increase, which may be related to the purchasing power of the people," National Anti-drug Center director Jakub Frydrych told news server Cocaine is among drugs that people use to demonstrate their social status.

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