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- Vol.228 Illegal Drug Use
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- According to a recent survey, only 2% of pupils who said their parents did not like them to drink had drunk alcohol in the last week, compared to 44% of those whose parents did not mind.
- Around one in 12 (8.6%) adults aged 16 to 59 have taken an illicit drug in the last year. This equates to around 2.8 million people.
- People living in urban areas reported higher levels of drug use than those living in rural areas. Just under a tenth (9.1%) of people living in urban areas had used any drug compared with 6.5% of those living in rural areas. In addition, higher levels of drug use are associated with increased frequency of visits to pubs, bars and nightclubs.