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2009/10 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

2009/10 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Drug Use

DescriptionDrug use module from the 2009/10 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey
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Official Print Publication DateJanuary 2011
Website Publication DateJanuary 25, 2011

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A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Pat MacLeod, Leon Page, TNS- BMRBNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 0 7559 9569 1 (Web only publication)
ISSN 2045 6964
DPPAS 10572

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REVISED February 2011. Please note that figure 2.4 in chapter 2 has been revised due to the dicovery of an error. A footnote accompanies the revision in the report.

Contents

Acknowledgements

SCJSpublications

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 2009/10 with BCS 2009/10
1.7 Structure of the report

2 Prevalence of Illicit Drug Use in Scotland
2.1 Chapter 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 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 Chapter 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 the last month
3.6 Experience of drug use ever

References

Annexes

Annex 1 2009/10 Data Tables

Annex 2 Self-Completion Methodology
A2.1 The self-completion interview
A2.2 Questionnaire content
A2.3 Disclosure of sensitive information
A2.4 Drugs classification
A2.5 Non-response to the self-completion section
A2.6 Sample profile
A2.7 Weighting

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FIGURES

Chapter 2

Figure 2.1: % of adults aged 16 or over reporting use of drugs ever, in the last year and in the last month over time
Figure 2.2: % 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: % 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: % of adults aged 16 or over reporting use ever by drug used
Figure 2.5: % of adults aged 16 or over reporting use in the last year by drug used
Figure 2.6: % of adults aged 16 or over reporting use in the last month by drug used
Figure 2.7: % of adults reporting use of the most prevalent drugs in the last year over time
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 drug use ever, in the last year and last month among adults aged 16 or over by age
Figure 2.10: Variation in drug use in the last year among adults of different age groups by gender
Figure 2.11: % of adults aged 16 or over being offered drugs in the last year within type of drug

Chapter 3

Figure 3.1: Pattern of drug use among adults taking drugs in the last year
Figure 3.2: Pattern of drug use among adults taking drugs in the last month
Figure 3.3: Frequency of using the drug used most often in the last month
Figure 3.4: Ease of getting hold of drug used most often in the last month
Figure 3.5: Drugs ever mixed with drug used most often in the last month - most often mixed drugs
Figure 3.6: % ever mixing drug used most often in the last month with other drugs or alcohol by gender
Figure 3.7: Age at which first drug ever taken
Figure 3.8: First drug ever used