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NDTMS monthly report summary - April 2020

  • In January 2020 there were 179,616 adult drug users who had been in 'effective' treatment over the previous year. This is an increase of 2,668 compared to the same month last year.
  • In April 2020 there were 7,623 clients over the age of 18 that had started treatment within the previous year. This is a decrease of 1,170 compared to the same month last year.
  • In April 2020, there were 4,011 young people (< 18) who received substance misuse treatment, of which 381 started treatment this month. This is a decrease of 421 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 October 2019 and did not represent within 6 months was 5.63%. This compares to 5.96% 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 October 2019 and did not represent within 6 months was 34.4%. This compares to 34.91% 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 October 2019 and did not represent within 6 months was 37.9%. This compares to 37.85% in the same period in the previous year.