Saturday, 26 April 2008

The Normalisation of Recreational Drug Use (Part 1)

This Briefing looks at a seminal research study conducted by Professor Howard Parker and colleagues which provided essential insights into British youth culture and the role of drugs and alcohol among adolescents during the 1990s.

“The findings suggested that recreational drug use had become widespread amongst British youth. Over 36% of the sample had tried an illicit drug by age 14, and this increased to 51% by age 16, and 64% by age 18.”

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