One in five young people say they think parents have taken drugs, according to Addaction commissioned survey

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5th October 2008 One in five (19 per cent) young people say they think their parents have taken drugs and of those, one in ten (nine per cent) say they think their parents still take drugs, according to a survey published today by Addaction, Britain’s biggest specialist drug and alcohol charity. Yet overwhelmingly young people describe themselves as being ‘against’ drugs (90 per cent) and only one in ten (13 per cent) think celebrities make taking drugs seem ‘cool’ (1).

The Addaction YouGov and Dubit surveys, which questioned almost 2000 adults and 500 young people selected at random in England and Scotland about their attitudes towards drugs and alcohol, reveals signs that the generation gap is closing between parents and their children on drugs.

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