Aumenta il numero di giovani che fanno uso di droghe 50 per cento dalla fine del blocco

THE number of young people using drugs has shot up by 50 per cento dalla fine del blocco.

Figures show that a third of those aged 16 per 25, about 2.6million, admitted taking an illegal drug nell'anno passato.

The number of young people using drugs has soared by 50 per cento dalla fine del blocco

The number of young people using drugs has soared by 50 per cento dalla fine del bloccoCredito: Getty

That was up from 22 per cent in 2021.

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

And those addicted to drugs nearly trebled from five to 14 per cento.
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 l'anno scorso.

It was the ninth consecutive annual rise, secondo l'Ufficio nazionale di statistica.