Canada is now the country with the second highest cocaine use in the world, according to a new study.
The annual Global Drug Survey, led by Dr. Adam Winstock, surveyed more than 130,000 people across 36 countries.
This included 1,960 Canadians, who were asked how many days they used cocaine in the last 12 months.
According to the study, Canada had the second-highest median number of days with 10, compared to the global answer of six days a year.
The study also found that Canadians use half a gram of cocaine, which matches the average worldwide. This could be because the price of cocaine is more affordable in Canada, costing an average of $85 per gram compared to the global average of $120.
The study also found that six of 10 Canadians surveyed who use cocaine actually want to do less.
Global Drug Survey 2019
Leading the pack was Scotland, which ranked number one for cocaine use at 12 days a year, with Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, and England tying Canada for second place.
These are the top ten countries in the world with the most frequent cocaine users:
- Canada (tie)
- Brazil (tie)
- Italy (tie)
- Portugal (tie)
- Denmark (tie)
- England (tie)
- Switzerland (tie)
- U.S.A. (tie)
- France (tie)
Additionally, the study found Canadians reported getting drunk an average of 47.9 times in a 12-month period, following behind the US with 50.3, and the UK with 51.1.