Skip to main content

Young People: Drugs

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether any of the adolescents identified by the National Treatment Agency as having a Class A drug dependency are using (a) more than one Class A drug and (b) one or more of (i) alcohol and (ii) cannabis. (325796)

The information is not available in the format requested. The NTA report, “Substance misuse among young people: The data for 2008-09”, gives figures on numbers of young people (under-18) in drug treatment according to whether each drug type is categorised as the primary or additional substance used as follows:

Drug type

Primary

Additional

Heroin and other opiates

547

204

Cocaine

745

2,305

Crack

110

304

Ecstasy

210

1,429

Cannabis

12,642

4,811

Amphetamines

229

887

Alcohol

8,799

7,248