Colombian university students are the biggest drug consumers in the Andean region of South America, a social study found.
InsideCostaRica.com reports that the study found that 4.6 percent of the participating students affirmed having used synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy.
The same investigation of the Andean Community of Nations showed that in the case of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, 1.6 percent of university students admitted drug abuse.
With regard to marijuana, 26.7 percent of Colombians said they tried it at least once, compared with 11.5 percent of Ecuadoreans, 9 percent in Peru, and 7.6 in Bolivia.
Colombian university students also outnumber their peers in other nations of the region with regard to cocaine, reported Caracol Radio. In the case of alcohol, there is a tie between Colombia and Peru, where 90 percent of the students confessed having consumed alcohol at least once in their lives.