Sewage samples reveal Americans, the Dutch among world’s biggest users of ‘party pills’

ADELAIDE, Australia — Who knew sewage could tell so much about a country’s drug habits? A new international study focusing on NPS (new psychoactive substances) levels in wastewater around the globe is providing unprecedented insight into designer drug use patterns across numerous nations. Researchers from the University of South Australia say, based on what’s in the sewers, people in the United States, Australia, and the Netherlands like to “party” the hardest.

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