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Statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System



Vol. 1: The NumbersExecutive Summary � Of the 197,110 clients aged 18 and over in treatment contact during 2011-12, 185,428 were in treatment for 12 weeks or more or completed treatment free of dependency before 12 weeks (94%) � 29,855 (47%) of clients exiting treatment in 2011-12 completed treatment, defined as having overcome their dependency; a further 8,524 (14%) were transferred for further treatment within the community, while 7,123 (11%) were transferred into structured treatment while in custody � Of those opiate only clients with a six month review in 2011-12, 51 % achieved abstinence from illicit opiates and a further 23 % were classified as reliably improved. A further 3 % had deteriorated � 63 % of crack only clients with a six month review in 2011-12 achieved abstinence from crack cocaine and a further 8 % were classified as reliably improved. 2 % had deteriorated � Clients ’ median age at their first point of contact in their latest treatment journey in 2011-12 was 35 and 73 % of clients in treatment were male � Most clients were White British (83%), while no other ethnic groups accounted for more than 2 % of clients � Most clients in contact with treatment were using opiates (81%). Cannabis was the primary drug for 8 % of clients and powder cocaine for 5 % of clients. � The most common routes into treatment for clients starting treatment in 2011-12 were self-referrals (40%) and referrals from the criminal justice system (29%). Onward referrals from other drug services together accounted for 13% � 85 % of the clients starting new treatment journeys in 2011-12 were either in treatment for 12 weeks or more or completed treatment free of dependency before 12 weeks � Nearly all clients waited less than three weeks to commence treatment (97%) � Of the clients starting treatment (and where reported) just over half (55%) reported having never injected with 18 % currently injecting at time of presentation � Where reported, 9 % of clients starting new journeys had No Fixed Abode on presenting for treatment, and a further 15 % of clients had other housing problem

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