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A National Statistics Publication for Scotland
ISBN 978 1 78652 529 1 (Web only publication) PPDAS 80904
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An erratum was published on 11 November 2016 in section 4 Attitudes to drug use.
Text has been updated to read: Among 15 year olds, the acceptability of trying cannabis has increased since 2013 (when 18% thought it was "ok").
The pdf and html have both been updated within the document to reflect this change.
1 Introduction and background
Survey background Survey purpose Policy background Methods Changes to the questionnaire
2 Prevalence and key trends
Summary of key changes over time Drug use prevalence Type of drugs used Alcohol use and drugs Polydrug use Effects of drug use Location of drug use What pupils did with their drugs (used, sold, given away) Would like to stop taking drugs Need help due to drug use
3 Availability of drugs
Ever been offered drugs Types of drugs ever offered Source of drugs Ease of obtaining drugs
4 Attitudes to drug use
Views on the acceptability of trying cannabis, cocaine and sniffing glue Perceptions of the risks of drug use Attitudes to drug taking
5 Drugs education and support
Where pupils would go for drugs information Drugs education School advice and support Amount learned in school about drugs Confidence in health and wellbeing choices
6 Risk and protective factors
Family Friends and leisure activities School Inequalities
Appendix A: Changes to the 2015 drug questions
Appendix B: Base Tables
Appendix C: Drugs categorised as NPS
A National Statistics publication for Scotland
Page updated: Monday, October 24, 2016