Cocaine use has increased 5 timesin the last 12 years according to a report by The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) which now intends to review the harmful affects of coke - which include increased risk of stroke and heart attack, paranoia and psychosis. The ACMD, which advises the Westminster government, said this week that it was "deeply concerned" at the rise across nearly all age groups from 16-59, in every strand of society. It has long been known that use of the drug is rising among young professionals in the 20s and 30s who seem unperturbed by the maximum 8 year jail sentence if you are caught in possession of it. The ACMD news follows on a United Nations report in January that suggested Scotland had the world's highest use of cocaine per head of population. This is why the Scottish government is backing a "Know the Score" campaign that will run until March 31, designed to address the misconception among young people that the drug is relatively harmless. A spokesman for the charity Scottish Drugs Forum yesterday told The Scotsman: "Clearly heroin use remains the number one illicit drug problem in Scotland, but we have been concerned for some time about the use of cocaine, especially when it has the potential to produce the kind of harms to people and society similar to those caused by heroin."