England Helping More Teenagers with Drug Treatment

The England government was successful in creating awareness among its youth on drugs and alcohol usage. According to, this result there is an increase in number of teenagers committing themselves towards proper drug treatment in the nation.

According to a report released by the National Treatment Agency, around 24,000 people below the age 18 have received treatment on drug misuse last year. The number has increased compared to 20,643 in 2006-2007 and 17,001 who took drug treatment in 2005-06.

Around three-fourths of these treated were over 15 years. Over half of them were treated for cannabis abuse and with 12,021 (51 percent) and 8,589 (36 percent) were treated for alcohol abuse. Others had treatment for misuse of drugs like heroin, cocaine, and crack.

The increased number does not resemble that the children of England are more in exposure to drugs than other countries. It shows how desperate they are in helping themselves from the claws of substance abuse.

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