Addaction is seeing people as young as 13 using cocaine
Addaction - Scotland’s largest drug and alcohol charity - is seeing teenagers as young as 13 who have used cocaine.
Director in Scotland Andrew Horne warns that as the price of cocaine continues to fall, more teenagers and young people will have access to the drug. Addaction South Lanarkshire has now lowered the age threshold of its services from 14 to 13, so it can help teenagers coming forward for treatment.
In the past 18 months Addaction’s South Lanarkshire service has treated 62 people under 16 for drug and alcohol problems. The majority of clients aged 15 or older report regular personal cocaine use. The service has supported some clients under the age of 15 for cocaine.