Survey finds sharp climb in ecstasy and LSD use amongst Brits

BOTH ecstasy and LSD have seen sharp climbs in their use amongst young Brits in the past year, says a government survey.
The Crime Survey of England and Wales found an 84 per cent increase in the number of people who had used ecstasy in the past year, compared to figures for the previous 12-month period, and a 175 per cent increase in LSD use.
Both Class A drugs, perhaps more associated with cultures of the past – ecstasy with the rave scene of the late 80s and 90s, while LSD’s high point in popularity was the 70s – seem to be regaining ground in the drugs market. The number of people who have consumed any type of illegal substance in the last year has remained steady.
An estimated fifth of young people had used ecstasy in the last year, while LSD use remained more unusual, with 0.4 per cent having tried it.

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