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Statistics on Drug Misuse 2009

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Statistics on Drug Misuse 2009

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Statistics on Drug Misuse 2009

  1. 1. Statistics on Drug Misuse: England, 2009 The Health and Social Care Information Centre
  2. 2. Children’s Drug Use <ul><li>There has been an overall decrease in drug use reported by 11- 15 year olds since 2001. The prevalence of lifetime drug use fell from 29% in 2001 to 22% in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>There were also decreases in the proportion of pupils who reported taking drugs in the last year; from 20% in 2001 to 15% in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Reported drug use was more common among older pupils; for example, 4% of 11 year olds said they had used drugs in the last year, compared with 29% of 15 year olds in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Cannabis was the most widely used drug in 2008; 9.0% of pupils reported taking it in the last year, a long term decrease from 13.4% in 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils who had truanted or been excluded from school were more likely to report taking drugs at least once a month than those who had not truanted or been excluded (11% and 1% respectively) in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>All figures taken from “ Smoking, Drinking and Drug use Survey among Young People in England”, Health and Social Care Information Centre (2009) </li></ul>
  3. 3. OUTCOMES OF DRUG MISUSE
  4. 4. NHS hospital admissions for Under 16s where there was a primary diagnosis of drug related mental health and behavioural disorders
  5. 5. Admissions to hospital for Under 16s where there was a primary diagnosis of poisoning by drugs
  6. 6. Number of deaths of under 20s related to drug misuse, by gender

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