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NDTMS Monthly Report Summary - March 2019

  • In December 2018 there were 176,925 adult drug users who had been in 'effective' treatment over the previous year. This is a decrease of 2,293 compared to the same month last year.
  • In March 2019 there were 128,469 clients over the age of 18 that had started treatment within the previous year. This is an increase of 4,955 compared to the same month last year.
  • In March 2019, there were 5,619 young people (< 18) who received substance misuse treatment, of which 815 started treatment this month. This is a decrease of 239 compared to the same month last year.
  • The proportion of clients treated for opiate use who were 18 or over and recorded a successful completion of treatment in the 12 months ending September 2018 and did not represent within 6 months was 5.96%. This compares to 6.61% in the same period in the previous year.
  • The proportion of clients treated for non-opiate use who were 18 or over and recorded a successful completion of treatment in the 12 months ending September 2018 and did not represent within 6 months was 35.16%. This compares to 36.61% in the same period in the previous year.
  • The proportion of clients treated for alcohol use who were 18 or over and recorded a successful completion of treatment in the 12 months ending September 2018 and did not represent within 6 months was 37.85%. This compares to 38.6% in the same period in the previous year.