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Britain’s booming drugs culture

ITV News

The Department of Health has published research which shows Britain has one of the highest levels of abuse in Western Europe, with cocaine and ecstasy use at the weekend growing.

A quarter of secondary age schoolchildren have admitted trying drugs, with cocaine becoming more popular with teenagers, the study says.

Meanwhile, the number of U-16s admitted to hospital because of illegal substances has risen by half in the past ten years.

See also, The Telegraph, East Anglian Daily Times, Dorset Echo.

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