Crystal Meth Calls to Paramedics in Melbourne

In the Australian city of Melbourne, paramedics were called to respond to 592 cases of crystal meth usage during 2011-2012. In the 2010-2011 year, city paramedics dealt with 282 cases of crystal meth, and 136 cases in 2009-2010.

Officials say that the calls for crystal meth problems spike during the weekends.

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According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Australia has the highest price of meth in the world, with a gram costing $614.

Source:  AAP, “Meth use doubles across Melbourne: report,” Sydney Morning Herald, May 14, 2013.