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Facts & figures

Public Health England publishes a wide range of information about drug and alcohol treatment in England.

Much of this information is collected to help local partnerships make decisions about how well their treatment services are meeting local need. This data, and the extensive research conducted into treating drug addiction, means we have a wealth of evidence and information which is publicly available on this website.

National Statistics from the NDTMS are produced by the National Drug Evidence Centre at the University of Manchester.

Statistics relating to drug and alcohol treatment activity are published annually.

2015-16 Key figures

Statistic

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Number of Opiate/Crack users (OCUs) in England (2011-12)

293,879

Number of adults in contact with drug and alcohol treatment services

288,843

Number of adults receiving drug treatment in England

203,808

  • Number receiving treatment for opiates

149,807

  • Number receiving treatment for non-opiates

54,001

Number of adults receiving alcohol treatment in England

144,908

  • Number receiving treatment for alcohol only

85,035

  • Number receiving treatment for alcohol and drugs

59,873

Proportion of individuals waiting less than 3 weeks to start treatment

97%

Number of adults successfully completing drug treatment free of dependency*

30,963

Number of adults successfully completing treatment for alcohol only

33,203

Number of under 18s accessing substance misuse services (2014-15)

18,349

 

*See below for further information

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