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#Cocaine use can lead to a hole in the roof of your mouth

Somewhat unpleasant pictures can be found here in an Independent article which describes how the nasal septum is not the only part of the face which can develop holes when the drug is abused.

However, the most shocking part of the article for me was the suggestion that ‘this problem is not likely to decline. After cannabis, the next most commonly used drug in the last year by adults aged 16 to 59 was cocaine, and the level of use has increased from 2012 to 2014. Around one in ten adults have used cocaine, and 14% of 16 to 59 year olds report using cocaine more often than once a month. The UK is one of the worst countries in Europe for recreational drug abuse’.

If you’re worried about your or someone else’s drug use there is a range of free and confidential treatment and recovery services available across Warwickshire:


About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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