The use of cocaine and ecstasy in middle-class households is on the rise.

The use of cocaine and ecstasy in middle-class households is on the rise.

Official figures published show that 3% of people aged 16-59 in households with an annual income of at least £50,000 said they had taken cocaine in the last year, up from 2.2% in the previous 12 months.

Use of other ‘recreational’ drugs by the country’s middle classes has also increased sharply. The proportion who had taken ecstasy was 2.2%, up from 1.5% in the previous year, while for cannabis the figure climbed from 5.6% to 6.1%. Read more

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