THE number of young people using drugs has shot up by 50 ロックダウンが終了してからの割合.
Figures show that a third of those aged 16 に 25, about 2.6million, admitted taking an illegal 薬 過去1年間.
That was up from 22 per cent in 2021.
Class A drug use was up from 11 に 17 per cent and the number taking drugs once a week rose from 16 に 23 パーセント.
And those addicted to drugs nearly trebled from five to 14 パーセント.
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 昨年.
It was the ninth consecutive annual rise, 国家統計局によると.