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The issue of young drug abusers was flagged as a worrying concern in Parliament recently, as the number of new abusers aged below 20 rose by 30 per cent - from 235 in 2017 to 305 last year.
There was also a rise in the number of drug abusers arrested last year, particularly for abusing new psychoactive substances (NPS) and methamphetamine or Ice.
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