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 Class A drug use at record levels due to young people in the UK (7)

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Class A drug use at record levels due to young people in the UK

A slight rise in use among people aged between 16 and 59 has led to the highest recorded total since records began in 1996, according to the government's latest Crime Survey.

The increase is "primarily driven" by powder cocaine and ecstasy use among 16 to 24-year-old's, the Home Office says.

The sharpest increase is among those in their early twenties.

Around 1.3 million, or 3.7%, of people aged between 16 and 59 used a class A drug in the last year, according to the latest official drug misuse statistics from the Crime Survey for England and Wales.

That's not a big increase since 2017/18, when it was 3.5%, and is only slightly higher than the previous record of 3.6% in 2008.

But the report says there has been a "genuine rise in Class A drug use" among 16 to 24-year-old's.

The Leftist Utopia has a drug problem.

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How is this due to leftism? .

Chinaman(2984) Clarified
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Have you checked out Nancy's backyard in San Fran or did you miss that news.

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1) The UK has a 80% majority right wing government.

2) 9.4% of Americans over 12 have used drugs IN THE LAST MONTH

Chinaman(2984) Clarified
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So are you a Leftist that comes along and promotes drug use.

Now how surprising is that.

Atrag(5550) Disputed
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You either didn't read what I put or you didn't understand it. Nevermind you boring twat.

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Drug deaths rose sharply in England and Wales to reach record numbers official figures show.

There were 2,917 deaths from illicit drugs in 2018, the Office of National Statistics said, a rise of 17%.

Most deaths were due to opiates such as heroin, but cocaine deaths doubled in three years.

A total of 4,359 people died due to drug poisoning last year, the ONS said - a figure which includes accidental overdoses and suicides from medicinal drugs, as well as illicit drug use.