Facts about drugs

The Misuse of Drugs Act is the main law which covers illegal drugs in England. Illegal drugs are classified as Class A, B or C, Class A being the most dangerous and Class C being the least dangerous, albeit Class C drugs still pose a serious risk to your health. 

Child abuse is a major contributing factor to drug addiction. Nearly 70% of people in drug abuse treatment report being sexually or physically abused as a child. 

People use drugs in order NOT to feel.

The major factor in drug use and abuse is stress.

At least 50% the major crimes in this country are linked to drug use. At Least 50% of suspects arrested for violet crimes such as assault, murder, were deemed to have been under the influence of drugs.

Drugs can bring out an underlying mental health problem.

Under the NTA in 2008/2009 only 1.2% for drug users enter rehab. That’s was 4,711 out of 202,000 and worse in 2009/2010 were only 3,914 out of 320,000. If you want treatment, go privately Call 0845 3881 543 for free confidential advice.  .

80% of people with mental health problems self medicate by taking drugs or alcohol.   

10.5% of adults in the UK in the past 12 months had used one or more illicit drugs (2007)

6.3% of adults had used an illicit drug in the past month (2007)

Due to the rise in use of cocaine powder, drug use of Class A drugs has increased from 2.7% in 1998 to 3.4% in 2005/2006. 

Drug use in men and women last year were as follows: Men 13.7% and Women 7.4% making men more likely to take illicit drugs than women.

The highest level of  Class A drug use in England were found to be in London. 

In the past 12 months, 52% of 15 year old children have reported being offered cannabis, and 18% being offered cocaine and ecstasy. 

Drug treatment for people 18 years old and over are as follows:

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160,453 people in 2004/2005

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181,390 people in 2005/2006

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206,889 people in 2009/2010

The main illicit drug people received treatment for (64%) is Heroin. For people under the age of 18, it was cannabis (67%) 

There is now a lot of support available if you or a loved one have a drugs problem. You can start by calling: Tel: 0845 3881 543 in complete confidence. 

Methadone is the second biggest drug killer in the country. It is use to help people get off heroine, but is more addictive, and harder to withdraw from than Heroine.   

We are here to help, so if you would like any information reference drug and alcohol rehabilitation, please feel free to contact us in complete confidence on: 0845 3881 543 or Mobiles call 07811 606 606

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