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Spain tops European Cocaine abuse levels

15 September. While the population at large seem to consider the problem of drug abuse is receding, due to the fall in heroin use, the sad fact is that the use of cocaine and cannabis has doubled over the past decade, according to the Health Minister. She said to Parliament. 'Something isn't working'.

36% of teenagers between 14 and 18 (760,000) have consumed cannabis in the past year. Likewise, 27% of the same group have got drunk in the past month. In a similar way the abuse of synthetic drugs has rocketted.

Source: TVE, El Mundo