From whom pupils got drugs on the first occasion, by type of drug (grouped)
On the first occasion they tried drugs, 57% said they had got the drugs from a friend, with most of these being from a friend of the same age. 75% of pupils who only took cannabis on the first occasion, got it from a friend.
Overall 11% said they got drugs from a dealer, but this was 29% where a class A drug was taken.
Overall 6% said they got drugs from a shop, with these mostly involving volatile substances.
Only selected responses for whom the pupil got drugs are shown in the chart below (see table 9.1 for the full list of responses).