In the Media

London is world's cocaine capital

PUBLISHED March 8, 2006

Tumbling prices and the lack of stigma attached to the drug have led to soaring use at every level of society

Cocaine is replacing ecstasy as the drug of choice on the club scene for the first time, with record numbers of young people snorting the powder for as little as ?30 a gram.

Now widely affordable, cocaine has soared in popularity among the Ibiza set with more than three-quarters saying they have taken the drug, compared with only half last year. In contrast, there has only been a small percentage rise in the number of users of ecstasy, which once dominated the club scene.