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NDTMS monthly report summary - December 2019

  • In September 2019 there were 178,213 adult drug users who had been in 'effective' treatment over the previous year. This is an increase of 1,353 compared to the same month last year.
  • In December 2019 there were 96,953 clients over the age of 18 that had started treatment within the previous year. This is an increase of 612 compared to the same month last year.
  • In December 2019, there were 4,781 young people (< 18) who received substance misuse treatment, of which 602 started treatment this month. This is a decrease of 117 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 June 2019 and did not represent within 6 months was 5.77%. This compares to 6.12% 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 June 2019 and did not represent within 6 months was 34.17%. This compares to 35.73% 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 June 2019 and did not represent within 6 months was 38.03%. This compares to 38.53% in the same period in the previous year.