Prevalence of Use of "Club Drugs" and Other Drugs in England and Wales Among People Aged 15 to 19

"As shown in Figure 1.4, ecstasy use in the last year by adults aged 16 to 59 has fallen from 1.7% in 1996 to 1.3% in 2012/13, although use remains similar to 2011/12 (1.4%).
"In 2012/13, ecstasy use among young adults fell to the lowest proportion (2.9%) since measurement began in 1996 (when the proportion was 6.6%), as shown in Figure 1.4. Last year ecstasy use for 16 to 24 year olds peaked in 2001/2 (6.8%) and has since fallen.
"For adults aged 16 to 59, decreases in the last year use of the following ‘other’ drugs were statistically significant between 2011/12 and 2012/13:
"• mephedrone (1.1% to 0.5% in 2012/13);
"• ketamine (0.6% to 0.4% in 2012/13);
"• magic mushrooms (0.5% to 0.3% in 2012/13);
"• methadone (0.2% to 0.1% in 2012/13).
"For young adults aged 16 to 24, decreases in the last year use of the following ‘other’ drugs were statistically significant from 2011/12 to 2012/13:
"• mephedrone (3.3% to 1.6% in 2012/13);
"• ketamine (1.8% to 0.8% in 2012/13);
"• magic mushrooms (1.2% to 0.6% in 2012/13);
"• methadone (0.4% to 0.0% in 2012/13).
"For both age groups the proportion of adults using amyl nitrite in the last year was the lowest since measurement began in 1996:
"• 0.8% of adults aged 16 to 59 had used amyl nitrite in the last year, compared with 1.3% in 1996;
"• 1.2% of young adults (aged 16 to 24) had used amyl nitrite in the last year, compared with 4.6% in 1996.
"The proportion of adults using heroin stayed low, with 0.1% of adults aged 16 to 59 and 0.0% of young adults (aged 16 to 24) having used heroin in the last year.
"There were no statistically significant increases between 2011/12 and 2012/13 for last year drug use for any type of drugs for adults aged 16 to 59 and young adults aged 16 to 24.
"Questions on khat were not asked in the 2012/13 survey, however the 2011/12 survey showed that the proportion of adults using khat in the last year was 0.2%, the same level as in 2010/11."

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"Drug Misuse: Findings from the 2012/13 Crime Survey for England and Wales" (London, England: Home Office Statistics Unit, Government of the UK, July 2013), pp. 9-11.
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