One third of young people try drugs
Thirty per cent of 16-24 year olds in England and Wales admitted to using drugs in the last year according to a Department of Health statistical bulletin. The data, taken from the Home Office British Crime Survey, also show that almost half had used drugs at some stage.
The pie chart shows use of specific drugs among 16-24 year olds last year. “Other drugs” are glue, temazepam, steroids, unknown smoke, pills, and anything else. No use of heroin or methadone was reported.