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.

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