Trends in Prevalence, Scotland

"Self-reported drug use among adults aged 16 or over in Scotland has decreased between 2008/09 and 2010/11. 6.6% of adults reported using drugs in the last year in 2010/11 compared with 7.2% in 2009/10 and 7.6% in 2008/09. Similarly 3.5% of adults reported using drugs in the last month in 2010/11 compared with 4.2% of adults in 2009/10 and 4.4% of adults in 2008/09. These decreases are statistically significant.
"Trends in self-reported drug use compared with England and Wales Fewer 16-59 year olds reported that they had taken any illicit drug at some point in their lives in Scotland than across England and Wales, while the percentages of adults taking any illicit drug in the last year or last month were similar."


APS Group, "2010/11 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Drug Use" (Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government Social Research, National Statistics, March 2012), DPPAS12744, p. 12.