One million Britons take cocaine: Survey



One million Britons take cocaine: Survey
London: According to the British Crime Survey for 2008-09, almost one million people use cocaine in the UK.The fearful figure is the largest in the past 12 years and seems to have been influenced by a drop in the price of the narcotic and an ease of supply.



The review focuses on the malaise youngsters are inflicted with, as it highlights that half the users are aged between 16 and 24.



The survey further assesses an increase in the use of the drug ketamine in the same age group.
Also, approximately 125,000 young people used the horse tranquilliser last year.



Meanwhile, another survey conducted by the NHS Information Centre for 2008 revealed startling figures of alcohol abuse among youngsters.



Close to one in five children aged 11 to 15 admitted they drank alcohol in the week before the survey was conducted and the average consumption was estimated at 12.7 units a week, equivalent to six pints of beer, or 13 glasses of wine.
Also, approximately 125,000 young people used the horse tranquilliser last year.



Meanwhile, another survey conducted by the NHS Information Centre for 2008 revealed startling figures of alcohol abuse among youngsters.



Close to one in five children aged 11 to 15 admitted they drank alcohol in the week before the survey was conducted and the average consumption was estimated at 12.7 units a week, equivalent to six pints of beer, or 13 glasses of wine.