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Record number of young sought drug treatment

8th June 2009

Information from the National Treatment Agency obtained by the BBC has shown the number of young people looking for help with alcohol or drug problems is at its highest ever level. 

More than 50,000 people under the age of 25 went to see a counsellor for advice in 2007/08 - almost 10,000 more than had sought help two years before. 44% more young people reported problems with cannabis and cocaine, although the number seeking help for heroin and crack addiction had decreased.

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