When we wrote about Kate Moss and her coke a few weeks back, one reader gave us a little criticism asking why a trends site need cover such an event....

When we wrote about Kate Moss and her coke a few weeks back, one reader gave us a little criticism asking why a trends site need cover such an event. The thing is that drug use is a truly epidemic problem amongst young people in the UK – and is therefore important to consider when considering cultural trends. Now, analysis of the water in the Thames river suggests that 150,000 lines of coke are snorted every single day in London – 15 times more than the British Home Office has estimated.

Beyond the health implications, the impact of drug use on modern culture is important to consider – especially in a time when Britian is examining itself and not looking at what it sees. Crime and civil behavior is a very big issue for the British middle class – with lots of fingers being pointed at the government and immigrants. However, with the news of the prolific cocaine abuse in London, one could suppose that maybe it’s the British middle class folk who are ironically fuelling an underclass of criminals and ASBOS receivers they fear due to their little weekend/weekday habit.

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