Young Britons are Europe's biggest cocaine users
YOUNG Britons have the biggest
cocaine habit in Europe, shocking figures have revealed.
An International report showed almost
five per cent of 15 to m24 -year -olds admit having tried the drug in
the last year - the highest proportion in the 29 countries studied.
Cocaine's image as the celebrity drug
of choice - plus a fall in price - has led to its use among under -25's
quadrupling in the last 12 years. THE problem is not restricted to young
people, however, with use by all adults almost tripling.
Between 1985 and 2004 almost 55,000
Britain's died from overdoses and other drug related problems, with
cocaine blamed for up to 20 per cent of deaths.
THE UK also heads Europe's amphetamine
league, with one in six adults having tried the drug, and has the second
worst record on Ecstasy use among young people, according to the
[European] drugs agency.
Cannabis use is also widespread, with
almost a quarter of 15 to 24-year-olds trying the drug in the last year.
The report by the Lisbon-based European
Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drugs addiction., points to falling
street prices as a major factor. Cocaine cost £65 a gram in the UK in
2000 -just £51 in 2004, while an ounce of cannabis resin dropped from
£85 to £61.
The figures, which class cocaine and
crack cocaine separately came as the Home Office revealed that drug
abuse costs the UK £15.4 billion a year.
of Class A drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, Ecstasy and amphetamines,
costs the tax-payer an average of £44,321, with drug
related crime accounting for 90 per cent of that.
More than 180,000 people started
treatment for drug addiction last year -more than double the number
eight years ago [During the reign of King Tony the Prime Minister with
the anything goes policy providing it gets more votes] .
Over ten tons of cocaine were seized in
2005, from a drugs market worth at least £5.2 billion a year.
Tories said the figures highlighted the
frightening consequences of Labour's lax attitude to drugs, which
included down-grading cannabis despite studies showing a clear link with
Shadow Home Secretary David
'This is the cost of Labour's failure
on drugs, and it is being met by the public .....
[We have to ask David Davis what his
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that he supports the present Administration when he agrees with their
policies. What we find hard to understand is that only recently the
Government that is failing everybody on so many issues could have been
defeated in the House on the Iraq Inquiry motion and this defeat might
have in time brought down the Prime Minister and a possible General
Election. We hear a constant barrage of complaints about the
performance of the present Executive from the members of the Shadow
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