Ibiza and drugs is inextricably linked from the hedonism of the late 60’s and 70’s to the Ecstasy rave generation and acid house of the 80’s and 90’s through to the designer drugs of today but the other side of the smiley face culture has been revealed in a new study charting the recent drug-related fatalities on the White Isle.
From 2010 to 2016 there were 58 recorded deaths due to drugs. Of these 36% were British, 22.4% were Spanish, 6.9% were Italian and 5.2% were German.
The research, prepared by London based Italian psychiatrist Rita Santacroce (@ritasan82) was presented last April at a congress in Florence and offers an analysis of the deceased, either directly or indirectly, by the consumption of narcotic drugs.
The study also revealed that at 87.9% men are by far the main victims as a result of illegal substance use while only 12.1% were women.
The research also highlighted that the average age of the deceased was 33 years although women were generally younger than men.
The study also describes the type of drugs taken by these 58 fatalities: 31% had used MDMA and 26% had cocaine.
Source: Diario de Ibiza