BACKED UP: Cocaine users around Sydney are turning out in droves to take advantage of the state government’s new complementary nose and sinus clearing service.
“It’s great to see NSW Health offering this important service,” says one regular cocaine user. “They obviously see that we have a problem and are trying to rectify it.”
The nose clearing clinic at Bondi in Sydney’s east is proving particularly popular, with wait times up to four hours.
“It was a bit uncomfortable having those rods stuck up my nose, but they cleared me right out and now I’m totally ready for this weekend,” says another user.
The state government is offering hundreds of clinics as pop-up services, but the Premier hasn’t ruled out making them permanent fixtures.
“The cocaine trade is an important stimulant of the state’s economy, so we want to do everything we can to ensure consumption remains high.”