A survey recently made public by the Narcotics Division shows an increase in teenage drug use. During the 2008-2009 school year, students at 100 schools completed the survey which focused on drug abuse. Based on 158,000 surveys or 20% of the student body, researchers noted the following trends:
- Among secondary students aged 12 or below, 4.6% said they had abused drugs. Four years ago only 2.4% claimed the same.
- 30.7% of primary school students had used inhalants.
- 36.2% of secondary school students who used drugs claimed to have used at friend's home while 25% had used in their own home.