Web Date: September 12, 2016
Drug use in Athens rose dramatically after economic crisis
In Greece, the situation for many people has been dire in recent years: Unemployment is near 30%, and the public sector has been slashed due to austerity measures imposed by the European Union. A new study looking at the Greek capital’s wastewater shows how the public has responded to the societal stress: The use of many legal and illegal substances—particularly antipsychotics and antidepressants—has skyrocketed since the EU bailout plan took effect in 2010 (Environ. Sci. . . .
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