Se dispara el número de jóvenes que consumen drogas 50 por ciento desde que terminó el confinamiento

THE number of young people using drugs has shot up by 50 por ciento desde que terminó el confinamiento.

Figures show that a third of those aged 16 para 25, about 2.6million, admitted taking an illegal drug en el año pasado.

The number of young people using drugs has soared by 50 por ciento desde que terminó el confinamiento

The number of young people using drugs has soared by 50 por ciento desde que terminó el confinamientoCrédito: Getty

That was up from 22 per cent in 2021.

Class A drug use was up from 11 para 17 per cent and the number taking drugs once a week rose from 16 para 23 por ciento.

And those addicted to drugs nearly trebled from five to 14 por ciento.
Charity The Mix polled 2,000 young people.

Deputy chief executive Zoe Bailie said: “The spike we have seen is extremely worrying and also preventable.”

Figures show drug- related deaths in England and Wales hit a record high of 4,859 el año pasado.

It was the ninth consecutive annual rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.