Drug use in 17-year-olds: analysis of the ESCAPAD survey

 

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Tendances n° 100, OFDT, 8 p.
May 2015

Set up in 2000 by the OFDT in partnership with the National Service Directorate (DSN), the ESCAPAD survey has been focusing on late adolescence, providing information on a crucial period for psychoactive substance use in the general population. From 17 to 21 March 2014, the eighth ESCAPAD survey was conducted, with 26,351 French adolescents questioned about their health and their use of psychoactive substances. Issue 100 of Tendances (“Trends”) presents the changing trends in the use of psychoactive substances (both legal and illegal) over the past fifteen years in mainland France, incorporating 2014 data on alcoholic beverage, tobacco and cannabis use. It then examines, from a variety of perspectives, new questions concerning the use of e-cigarettes, shisha, the evolution in regular polydrug use and offers an estimate of the proportion of cannabis users who are potentially dependent. The last section covers the social and family factors associated with regular use.

Authors : Stanislas Spilka, Olivier Le Nézet, Marcus Ngantcha, François Beck

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