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Mixed news wrt trends in #drug use – increase in middle aged and a fall in the young

Illegal drug use has steadily increased amongst the 40 and 59 age group over the last 18 years, according to Home Office crime Survey figures. Read full reports here. The proportion of those people who admit having taken drugs has risen from 2.5 per cent in 1996 to 3.6 per cent.

By comparison, drug use has had a statistically significant fall among the young, with 17.4 per cent saying they had taken drugs in 1996 compared to 13 per cent in 2014-15. Read more here

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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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