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2008-09 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Drug Use

Revised June 2016: During the quality assurance process in advance of publication of the SCJS 2014/15 Drug Use report, a minor error was found in the placement of crystal meth within annex data tables in each SCJS Drug Use report since 2008/09. The 2014/15 SCJS Drug Use report correct this and should be used for time series data on SCJS Drug Use. Further details are available on the SCJS Corrections and Revisions Page

2008-09 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Drug Use

DescriptionResults from the Drug Use module of the 2008-09 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey.
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Official Print Publication DateJanuary 2010
Website Publication DateJanuary 26, 2010

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Pat MacLeod, Leon Page, Andrea Kinver, Aibek Iliasov, TNS- BMRB
Rachel Williams
A National Statistics Publication for Scotland
ISBN 978 0 7559 9228 7 (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (384k)

REVISED February 2010. Please note that a minor revision has been made in section 2.6 of this report. The category of 'never worked and long term unemployed' was incorrectly labelled 'not working and long term unemployed' in the originally published report and this has now been revised.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Additional publications
Conventions used in figures and tables
Executive summary

1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Methodology
1.3 Limitations of the data
1.4 Classification of drugs
1.5 A note on reference periods
1.6 Comparing SCJS 2008-09 with other surveys
1.7 Structure of the report

2 Prevalence of illicit drug use in Scotland
2.1 Summary
2.2 Introduction
2.3 Self-reported drug use
2.4 Self-reported drug use by composite group and Class of drug
2.5 Self-reported drug use by specific type of drug
2.6 Variations in self-reported drug use
2.7 Being offered drugs in the last year

3 The experience of drug users
3.1 Summary
3.2 Introduction
3.3 Self-reported drug use in the last year
3.4 Self-reported drug use in the last month
3.5 Experience of drug use in last month
3.6 Experience of drug use ever

References

Annex 1: 2008/09 Data tables
Annex 2: Self-completion questionnaire method

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

List of Figures
Figure 2.1 Trends in the proportion of adults aged 16-59 reporting use of drugs ever, in the last year and in the last month
Figure 2.2 Proportion of adults aged 16 or over reporting use of drugs by composite group ever, in the last year and in the last month
Figure 2.3 Proportion of adults aged 16 or over reporting use of drugs by Class ever, in the last year and in the last month
Figure 2.4 Proportion of adults aged 16 or over reporting use ever by drug used
Figure 2.5 Proportion of adults aged 16 or over reporting use in the last year by drug used
Figure 2.6 Proportion of adults aged 16 or over reporting use in the last month by drug used
Figure 2.7 Trends in the proportion of adults aged 16-59 reporting use of the most prevalent drugs in the last year
Figure 2.8 Variation in self-reported drug use ever, in the last year and last month among adults aged 16 or over by gender
Figure 2.9 Variation in self-reported drug use in the last year among adults aged 16 or over by gender within composite drug group
Figure 2.10 Variation in self-reported drug use in the last year among adults aged 16 or over by gender within Class of drug
Figure 2.11 Variation in drug use ever, in the last year and last month among adults aged 16 or over by age
Figure 2.12 Variation in drug use in the last year among adults of different age groups by gender
Figure 2.13 Proportion of adults aged 16 or over being offered drugs in last year within type of drug
Figure 3.1 Proportion of adults aged 16 or over who had used at least one illicit drug in the last year
Figure 3.2 Proportion of adults aged 16 or over who had used at least one illicit drug in the last month
Figure 3.3 Drug used most often in the last month - frequency of use
Figure 3.4 Ease of getting hold of drug used most often in last month
Figure 3.5 Drugs most likely to have ever been mixed with drug used most often in the last month
Figure 3.6 Proportion ever mixing drug used most often in the last month with other drugs or alcohol
Figure 3.7 Age first drug ever taken
Figure 3.8 First drug ever used