New Home Office figures show the rates of cocaine exposure amongst 16-24 year old in England and Wales are up.
6.6% reported cocaine use in the previous 12 months compared to 5.1% a year earlier
The rise mirrors the adult trend, with cocaine use up to 3% for the year and 10% for all drug groups.
Lower prices and no decrease in supply or availability contributed. Polydrug use is also increasing.
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