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Cocaine abuse doubles in 4 years

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/09/2009

Lewis Smith

"The number of young people seeking help for cocaine abuse has almost doubled in four years, with the drug increasingly being seen as part of everyday life.

"From 2005 to 2009 the number of under-25s who sought help to get off cocaine rose from 1,591 to 2,998 after recognising how dependent on it they had become. The rise in cocaine use came despite a significant fall in heroin and crack addiction identified by data from the NHS's National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA).

"Paul Hayes, the NTA chief executive, said the country may have "passed the high-water mark" for heroin addiction and hailed it as the end of the "Trainspotting generation".

"However, he said the rise in cocaine use was a worrying trend that presented a "significant challenge", especially as it was "becoming more normal" among younger pub and club goers to take the drug alongside alcohol."

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"Cocaine abuse doubles in 4 years", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 27/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/cocaine-abuse-doubles-in-4-years