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NDTMS monthly report summary - September 2020

  • In June 2020 there were 180,987 adult drug users who had been in 'effective' treatment over the previous year. This is an increase of 3,415 compared to the same month last year.
  • In September 2020 there were 62,585 clients over the age of 18 that had started treatment within the previous year. This is a decrease of 1,902 compared to the same month last year.
  • In September 2020, there were 3,529 young people (< 18) who received substance misuse treatment, of which 408 started treatment this month. This is a decrease of 560 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 March 2020 and did not represent within 6 months was 5.49%. This compares to 5.79% 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 March 2020 and did not represent within 6 months was 33.83%. This compares to 34.45% 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 March 2020 and did not represent within 6 months was 37.27%. This compares to 38.17% in the same period in the previous year.