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1 Drug use by Scottish school pupils Results from SALSUS 2010

2 Used drugs More than 4 in 5 (86%) young people in Scotland have never used drugs Drug use by 15 year olds in the last month has fallen from 24% in 1998 to 11% in 2010.

3 Falling drug use

4 Attitudes to taking cannabis 96% of 13 year olds don’t think it is okay to take cannabis to see what it is like 82% of 15 year olds don’t think it is okay to take cannabis to see what it is like 84% of boys don’t think it is okay to take cannabis to see what it is like 92% of girls don’t think it is okay to take cannabis to see what it is like

5 Reported use of drugs in the last month

6 Reported use of drugs in the last year

7 Reported use of drugs ever

8 How often

9 If you took drugs were you drinking at the time?

10 Consequences of drug use in the last year

11 Ever been offered drugs?

12 How easy is it to get drugs?

13 Friends are the main source of drugs

14 Used all, sold or gave away drugs

15 Do you need help because of using drugs? All pupils that reported ever using drugs 14 % of those who say they take drugs ‘most days’ say they feel they need help

16 Does school provide the right advice and support?

17 I agree with the statement that years15 years

18 Never used drugs and family structure

19 Never used by Index of Multiple Deprivation (5= least deprived, 1 = most deprived)

20 Never used and free school meals

21 Attitude to school 13 years15 years

22 Ever been excluded from secondary school?

23 Truancy and drug use by 13 year olds

24 Truancy and drug use by 15 year olds

25 This presentation is taken from the figures in the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey 2010 The full report can be downloaded from: Any mistakes in interpretation are entirely ours. e: t:


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