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Peer pressure to take drugs continues in adulthood

Peer pressure to take drugs continues in adulthood

Teens and schoolchildren are taking fewer drugs than ever before, but usage is on the rise amongst 20-somethings. A study by the Government’s Health and Social Care Information Centre found that young people aged 11-15 have turned their back on drink, drugs and smoking. The number of schoolchildren who have tried illegal dugs has almost halved over the past 10 years. Another study carried out by the Crime Survey for England and Wales discovered that cocaine and ecstasy are on the rise among young people aged between 16 and 24. Over the past year, the number of drug users has gone up by 230,000 to 2.7 million.