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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.

Key figures

Statistic

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Number of Opiate/Crack users (OCUs) in England

298,752

Number of adults receiving alcohol treatment in England

109,683

Number of adults in contact with treatment services

197,110

Number of adults effectively engaged in treatment for 12 weeks or more, or if leaving treatment before 12 weeks did so free of dependency

185,428

Number of adults successfully completing drug treatment free of dependency*

29,855

Number of people successfully completing alcohol treatment

40,908

Number of under 18s accessing substance misuse services

20,032

 

*See below for further information

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