ACMD – Drug Education and Prevention for Cocaine
As you will appreciate it will be upto the ACMD to decide what they recommend but I thought it would be okay to share with you the notes that I put together from which I spoke and answered questions.
Attitudes to cocaine
Only 2% of 11 ? 15 year olds say it is okay to take cocaine to find out what it is like. http://bit.ly/xsKun8
Nine out of ten (93%) of 16 to 19 year olds say it is never okay to take cocaine. http://bit.ly/ryFmx5
1.2% pupils age 11 ? 15 have ever taken powder cocaine. http://bit.ly/xsKun8
3.1% young people between 16 and 19 say…
Home Affairs Select Committee
Paul used the occasion to raise the uncertainty about the future of the Drug Education Forum. He said:
The government have made it really, really clear they are in favour of really strong good drug education. What I’m wondering is where is the evidence for that; the Drug Education Forum, the main central repository for information in this country about drug education since 1995 is set to close next month through lack of funding.
He went on to argue…
Fact check: Is there a growth in the acceptability of drunkenness by young people?
Unfortunately he doesn’t reference where the draws his data from to support the claim that drunkenness is increasingly acceptable.
But what we do know is that it certainly isn’t true of 11 to 15 year olds.
The latest annual survey of school pupils carried out for the NHS says:
There has been a fall in recent years in the proportion of pupils who think that drinking is acceptable for someone of their age. In 2010, 32% thought it was OK for someone of their age to drink once a week, compared with 46% in 2003. Similarly 11% of pupils thought that it…