Drug Use by Young People in England in 2009

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Some of the statistics contained in the Smoking Drinking and Drug Use report produced by the UK government as interpreted by the Drug Education Forum.

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Drug Use by Young People in England in 2009

  1. 1. Smoking Drinking and Drug Use by Young People in England in 2009<br />Drugs<br />
  2. 2. Proportions of young people taking drugs<br />
  3. 3. Taken drugs<br />
  4. 4. Ever taken drugs<br />
  5. 5. Taken drugs in the last year<br />
  6. 6. Taken drugs in the last month<br />
  7. 7. Use by Drug Type<br />
  8. 8. How much is VSA contributing to drug use?<br />
  9. 9. Cannabis use<br />
  10. 10. Class A drug use in the last year<br />
  11. 11. Individual drugs taken in the last year by age<br />
  12. 12. Boys drugs of choice by age<br />
  13. 13. Girls drug of choice by age<br />
  14. 14. How often do young people take drugs?<br />
  15. 15. Number of occasions pupils who took drugsin the last year have ever taken drugs, by age<br />
  16. 16. Of the 3.6% of young people that report taking a Class A drug in the last year, 54% say they have taken it on 10 or more occasions.<br />Of the 5.5% of young people who say they took a volatile substance in the last year, 43% say they have only taken it once.<br />4% of young people say they take drugs at least once a month.<br />
  17. 17. Risk factors<br />Truancy and Exclusion<br />
  18. 18. Proportions of pupils who usually take drugs at least once a month, by whether ever truanted or excluded<br />
  19. 19. Proportions of pupils who took Class A drugs in the last year, by whether ever truanted or excluded<br />
  20. 20. Starting points<br />
  21. 21. Drug first used by young people that have taken drugs<br />
  22. 22. Drugs taken at age of first drug use, by age of first drug use<br />
  23. 23. Supply<br />
  24. 24. Offers of drugs<br />
  25. 25. First Dealers and Most Recent<br />
  26. 26. Reasons and Values<br />
  27. 27. Do motivations for taking drugs change as a result of experience?<br />
  28. 28. How did you feel the first time you took drugs?<br />75% of volatile substance users said it didn’t make them feel any different the first time they took it.<br />
  29. 29. 76% of Class A drug users said it made them feel good the first time they tried it.<br />60% of cannabis users said they felt good after using the drug for the first time.<br />
  30. 30. Where do young people get their drugs?<br />
  31. 31. Who do young people take drugs with?<br />
  32. 32. If you take drugs do you want to give up?<br />64% of volatile substance users said they would like to give up immediately<br />
  33. 33. Okay to try?<br />
  34. 34. Okay to take once a week?<br />
  35. 35. Family reaction<br />
  36. 36. Do you perceive your families follow different strategies once they know you take drugs?<br />
  37. 37. Information<br />
  38. 38. Sources of helpful information - people<br />
  39. 39. Sources of helpful information about druguse, by age<br />
  40. 40. Sources of helpful information – media<br />
  41. 41. Recalled lesson on drugs in the last year<br />
  42. 42. What drug education lessons teach young people who can recall having them<br />

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