This publication is the first annual report on individuals receiving specialist interventions for drugs and alcohol misuse in secure settings in England.
The figures show that there were 60,254 adults (18 and over) in contact with drug and alcohol services in secure settings during 2015-16. Most (94%) of these were within a prison setting. Just fewer than half (48%) of those in contact with treatment in adult settings presented with problematic use of opiates. Alcohol presentations make up the largest group (49%), with a total of 29,812 individuals exhibiting problematic or dependent drinking. A further third (20,355) sought treatment for cannabis use. Nearly 40,000 adults left treatment in a secure setting during 2015-16. Almost a quarter (23%) were discharged as having completed treatment. There were 1,541 young people receiving substance misuse treatment in a secure setting, mostly to address cannabis and alcohol use.
Published on 26 January 2017
The latest 2015-16 young people’s statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) show that there were 17,077 young people (under the age of 18) in substance misuse services, a reduction of 7% compared to 2014-15. Females in treatment were younger, with a lower median age than males (15, compared to 16). The most common substance that young people presented to treatment with continued to be cannabis (87% of all young people in treatment), followed by alcohol (48%). Waiting times to gain access to specialist services were short, with almost all (98%) accessing treatment within three weeks, and 79% waiting for zero days for their first intervention. Of the 11,224 young people leaving treatment in 2015-16, 80% left in a planned way, no longer requiring specialist interventions.
The statistics are available here
Published on 12 January 2017
“The latest figures show that there were 288,843 adults (18 and over) in alcohol and drug treatment in 2015-6, a reduction of 2% from 2014-15. Those with a dependency on opiates make up the largest proportion (52%, 149,807)in treatment. Alcohol presentations make up the next largest group, with a total of 144,908 individuals exhibiting problematic or dependent drinking. Of these, 85,035 were treated for alcohol only and 59,873 for alcohol problems alongside other substances. Waiting times remain very low (97% accessing treatment within three weeks), which ensures those seeking help are getting it quickly. Of 127,080 adults leaving treatment, 50% left having successfully completed their treatment free of dependence.”
Published on 03 November 2016
Please be advised that there will be a short delay in the release of the young people’s activity report, executive summary and establishment report for quarter 1 due to technical issues with the report. We aim to release the YP activity report and executive summary this Friday (2nd September) and the YP establishment report next week. We apologise for this unforeseen delay. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns or queries.
Published on 31 August 2016
PROVIDER ACTIVITY REPORT Q1 16/17 – *REVISED*
Unfortunately there was an error in the provider activity report which was introduced from the Q1 2016/17 version that was released on 18th August 2016.
It meant that tables 4.2 , 7.2 , 9.1 , 14.11 and 14.13 were populated with partnership level data and therefore you may have noticed that the numbers in these tables were significantly higher than the rest of the report. This error was corrected on the 24/08/2016 17:00 . Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences caused and if you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the email@example.com
Published on 25 August 2016