Use speed increased among young Locals

Use speed increased among young Locals

The use of amphetamine (speed) among young Locals has increased. Last year saw the use of it at the same level as cocaine.

Five years ago there were about fifty users the quality of amphetamine testing by Jellinek or the health service, and last year there were almost two hundred.

Furthermore, it remains to ecstasy is the most popular means among Amsterdam drug users, writes The Parool on the basis of Antenna Amsterdam, an annual study of Jellinek Prevention and the Bonger Institute of the University of Amsterdam.

According to researcher Ton Nabben is an evening with drugs carefully planned by users. He speaks of “agendahedonisten”. “They are busy with work, study, sport and social events. Between the companies by eliminate them one evening under the influence to hit. The next day they started again with their busy schedules.”


The Antenna was for the first time in ten years research has been done on substance use among vocational students. Among them are caffeine energydrinks, tobacco, alcohol and cannabis the most popular resources. Of the students, one in ten of the 21 people over the last month ecstasy used.

The middelengebrik of youth and young adults in Amsterdam is mapped on the basis of three components: a panelstudie among two target groups (a uitgaanspanel with insiders, and a panel vulnerable youth with practitioners who have contact with the Amsterdam straatjeugd), a survey and prevention indicators (such as test results of drugs).

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