Since year ending March 2015, the questionnaire has asked about the use of generic, rather than specific, new psychoactive substances , sometimes referred to as “legal highs”. This is despite the Psychoactive Substances Act making the sale of NPS illegal. This is most likely because nitrous oxide is currently still legal to sell for certain purposes1. As reported in previous years, levels of https://www.laalmeja.com/ use in the last year increased in line with the frequency of visits to nightclubs.
As with findings in previous survey years, for the year ending March 2020, the prevalence of any drug use in the last year was highest amongst 16- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year-olds (21.1% and 21% respectively). The use of any drug in the last year also generally declined by age, for example, use in the oldest age category was much lower than the youngest at 2.8% compared with 21.1% (Figure … Read MoreRead More »