Unemployment 'driving young to drink and drugs'

UNEMPLOYED young people face a lifetime of poorer health, with one in ten claiming being out of work drove them to drugs or drink, according to new research.

A Prince's Trust study of more than 2,000 unemployed people aged 16-25 also showed they were more likely to feel ashamed, rejected and unloved, which could leave "permanent psychological scars".

The Trust said its survey found one in four believed their joblessness caused rows with parents or other family members.