These are some of the outcomes from SDD 2018 on drug use prevalence and consumption.
- 24% of pupils reported they had ever taken drugs, the same as in 2016.
- The likelihood of having ever taken drugs increased with age, from 9% of 11 year olds to 38% of 15 year olds.
- 17% of pupils said that they had taken drugs in the last year, compared to 18% in 2016 (not a statistically significant difference).
- Cannabis is the drug that pupils are most likely to have taken in the last year, with 8% saying they had done so; the same as in 2016 but below the 13% reported in 2001.
For the full published analysis on this topic, follow the link below: