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Substance misuse at lowest levels, 25/11/14 [S]

Smoking, alcohol and drug use among young people are at the lowest levels ever recorded, according to new figures published today.

The Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle And Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) 2013 report provides trends on substance use and lifestyle issues among Scotlandís young people.

The report, published by ISD Scotland, found that the proportion of 15 year olds who drank alcohol in the last week fell from 34 per cent in 2010 to 19 per cent in 2013 and for 13 year olds dropped from 14 per cent in 2010 to 4 per cent in 2013.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

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Substance misuse at lowest levels