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Drug use has declined among teenagers in United Kingdom

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1536

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Martin Plant, director (,
  2. Patrick Miller, senior research fellow
  1. Alcohol and Health Research Centre, City Hospital, Edinburgh EH10 5SB

    EDITOR—During 1995 a survey of illicit drug use was conducted among teenagers in Europe. The United Kingdom and 22 other countries participated.1 2 British teenagers reported the highest rates of drug use. The survey was repeated in 1999.

    The population sampled in 1999 consisted of 15 and 16 year old students attending state and private schools in the United Kingdom. Information was elicited from 1280 boys and 1361 girls in …

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