Use of drug treatment services in England is rising

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 25 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:849
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    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 …

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