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".

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