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Drug Menace among Youth Quadruples since 1997

by Medindia Content Team on  May 21, 2006 at 6:53 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Drug Menace among Youth Quadruples since 1997
Scotland: This ain't funny, but drugs seem to hold many youth under a spell. Recent figures have revealed the alarming rise of drugs among youngsters, to the tune of an increase of 400%, ever since the labour has come to power.
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Experts have reiterated the need for specialized services to remedy this menace, among children. Neil McKeganey, professor of drug misuse research at the University of Glasgow, said: "These figures are shocking and they underline the reason why we need in Scotland substance abuse services that are appropriate for children at a much earlier stage."

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David Liddell, the director of the Scottish Drugs Forum, who has also favored the need for specialist drug services for children said "There has been progress in services, but I think there is a need for a closer look to make sure each area has appropriate services for younger age groups."

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