Friday, August 24, 2007

Gambling Cities Linked to Drug Abuse

Cities containing casinos show 5x more methamphetamines in the wastewater...

From "Gambling Cities Linked to Drug Abuse" from staff reports, posted 8/23/07 at

An effort by researchers to find out which cities have the biggest drug problems has led to a startling connection — drug abuse correlates with gambling.

A study conducted by Oregon State University and the University of Washington took the novel approach of testing wastewater for traces of methamphetamines. Researchers took samples from 10 unnamed cities and found those with casinos showed five times more drug use.

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