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171 Percent Increase In Young People Treated For Cocaine Use


08:27 8 Jun 2022

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The data was collected by the Health Research Board.

New research between 2011 and 2019 has looked at alcohol and drug use among adolescents.

Cannabis remains the most common drug used in Ireland.

Ecstasy and cocaine use among young people in Ireland was the second-highest in Europe.

Drug-related problems are on the rise among young people.

The HRB findings also revealed that people are starting to drink alcohol at an older age.

In 2002, the average age people had their first drink was 15.6 years.

That has increased to 16.6 years seventeen years later in 2019.

Ireland ranks the 7th in Europe for reports of being drunk.

Original report by Aoife Kearns. 

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