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9621: IRISH STUDENTS ABOVE THE EU AVERAGE FOR DRUG USE

Friday 04 December 2020
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Cannabis use among Irish secondary school students is higher than the EU average. 19% of students surveyed had used it at least once while 9% reported use in the past month.

New figures from the EU Drugs Agency show that on average, 1 in 5 Irish school students reported having used an illicit drug at least once in their life.

The figure for the rest of the EU is slightly lower at 1 in 6.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Ireland says strategies are being worked on to reduce the level of drug consumption by students.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: more targeted policies