Eurostat finds Ireland's youth use 'legal highs' the most in EU

Eurostat finds Ireland's youth use 'legal highs' the most in EU

Young people in Ireland are the most likely to have tried so-called 'legal high' drugs in the entire EU, according to the EU's official statistics body.

Figures published by the Eurostat this morning show 16% of young Irish people have tried drugs from head shops.

That is more than three times the European average of 5%.

The EU has published the data as it considers new Europe-wide laws to control the supply of psychoactive drugs.

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