Drugs

The level of drug use among LGBT young people in Calderdale has risen from 33% in 1998 to 44% in 2008. In 2008 findings for drug use were:

  • 34% marijuana
  • 22% speed
  • 16% cocaine
  • 14% ecstasy
  • 8% poppers
  • 6% tranquillisers and
  • 4% heroin.

    Nationally, 24.1% of young people aged between 16 and 24 years have used one or more illicit drug compared to 40% of the GALYIC sample.