Paul Dillon | Cocaine In Australia – A Nation’s Burgeoning Obsession

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A Conversation About Cocaine In Australia | Why Has It Become So Popular?

Paul Dillon is the founder, director and head honcho at DARTA. DARTA stands for Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia. He is an expert on drug and alcohol use in Australia.

I wanted to speak with Paul about cocaine in Australia. Drugs and alcohol are not something I really have any opinions on but cocaine is a whole nutha’ thing. Cocaine in Australia is a trend that smacked me repeatedly back and forth in the face when I went home recently and it has since then occupied a gnawing space at the back of my mind.

Paul offered a measured analysis of the state of things and our conversation made a big impression on me changing the way I think about the issue.

Time Stamps Of My Interview | Cocaine In Australia

  • 00:00 – Introduction.
  • 01:15 – About DARTA & Paul Dillon.
  • 02:50 – How Covid Impacted Drug Use & Supply In Australia.
  • 12:54 – What Is The Most Consumed Drug In Australia?
  • 16:52 – Australia’s Shifting Attitude Towards Cocaine.
  • 24:24 – Cocaine’s Swelling Popularity Internationally.
  • 30:40 – Cocaine Is Soaked In Blood.
  • 36:35 – Let’s Talk About Alcohol.
  • 39:35 – Would You Legalise Drugs?
  • 44:00 – Netherlands Have Not Legalised Marijuana.
  • 47:15 – Australia’s Culture & Drug Use.
  • 52:00 – The Alcohol-Free Beer Trend In Sweden.
  • 56:15 – What Do You Think Addiction Is?
  • 1:02:30 – A Conversation Between Any Two People Of History.

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