Use of drug treatment services in England is risingBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39377.534132.DB (Published 25 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:849
- Roger Dobson
Almost 200 000 people were in contact with specialist drug treatment services in England in 2006-7. This was a rise of 10% on the previous year and was 130% higher than the figure eight years ago, figures from the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse show.
The data show that a total of 195 464 people used the services in 2006/7 and 177 055 the previous year.
“More people are receiving the treatment they need, and three out of four are also …