Users None The Wiser
A report by Freedom to Punish suggests that drug use In Scotland
has fallen by 6% while rising by 18%.
The number of users of heroin has fallen by 2% but the number of
cocaine users has risen by 4% among 22% of those in the 18-25 year
old age range.
40% of the 22% of new non-cocaine users reported that their drug
of choice had changed from an average of 60% heroin per calender
week to 41% mephodrone and 12% DMT. Almost 10 % of respondents in
a poll of 500 drug users reported that their daily expenditure on
drugs was between 10% and 12.5% higher than the national average
- a figures estimated to be between 60-70% of the voting age population.
In the past year, a total of 15, 303 new clients were assessed
as to their suitability to be included in national averages of Class
A drug use dependencies (based on the EU GDU Statistical Line).
Of those, 22% claimed to be among the 48% of unincluded respondents
who abstained from the concept of demographic-led percentages.
Brendan Parker of FreedomTo Punish said "These figures clearly
show that more than 75% of news stories are being written by a small
percentage of journalists whose agenda is broader then the majority
of right-thinking people and whose journalistic style resembles
that of a hopeless algebra victim. All the anecdotal evidence clearly
shows that something needs to be done."