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Cuts are stopping young adults getting specialist drug treatment, says expert

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 11 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6451
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A 50% drop in the number of 18-25 year olds presenting for specialist drug treatment over the past decade may be due more to cuts to services than to reduced drug use by young people, an expert on drug policy has argued.

Figures published by Public Health England show that the total number of new treatment presentations by year among people under …

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