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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS): Drug Use Report 2015

Published: 25 Oct 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786525291

This report presents the drugs findings from the 2015 wave of the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS).

63 page PDF

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63 page PDF

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Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS): Drug Use Report 2015
Appendix A: Changes to the 2015 drug questions

63 page PDF

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Appendix A: Changes to the 2015 drug questions

No drug questions were removed.

Eight new drugs questions were added to the 2015 survey:

  • 'Have you ever been offered powders or pills that are sold as legal highs?'
  • 'If you know the name of the legal high that you were offered, write it in the box below. If you don't know the name, cross the 'Don't know' box.'
  • 'Apart from things asked about at Q49, Q50 and Q51, have you ever been offered any other drugs?'
  • 'If you know the name of drug that you were offered, write it in the box below. If you don't know the name, cross the 'Don't know' box.'
  • 'When was the last time you ever used or took powders or pills that are sold as legal highs?'
  • 'If you know the name of the legal high that you took, write it in the box below. If you don't know the name, cross the 'Don't know' box.'
  • 'Apart from things asked about above at Q55, Q56 and Q57, when was the last time you ever took any other drugs?'
  • 'If you know the name of the other drug that you took, write it in the box below. If you don't know the name, cross the 'Don't know' box.'

Three drug questions were amended:

  • The response options were adjusted for two questions: 'Have you ever been offered any of the following drugs?' and 'When was the last time you ever used or took any of the following?'
    • 'Powders or pills sold as legal highs' and 'Other drugs that would not be given to you by a doctor or chemist' were removed
    • The following options were added
      • ' MDAI, 6- APB (Benzo Fury), methylone (or other synthetic empathogen)'
      • ' MXE, MXP (or other synthetic dissociative)'
      • 'Ethylphenidate, MPA or branded packets such as Ching, Snow White, Blue stuff, Pink Panthers (or other synthetic stimulant)'
      • ' AMT, NBOMe, 2Cs (or other synthetic psychedelic)'.
  • The question 'If you felt that you needed to get help because you were using drugs, who/where would you go to?' was changed to 'If you wanted information about drugs, who/where would you go to?'

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