Statistics on Substance Misuse in Wales include data concerning people presenting to treatment services for substance misuse. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 17 November 2011.
The key points from the latest release are:
- There were more than 7,800 referrals for treatment of alcohol or drug misuse notified to the database. During the quarter just over 5,000 assessments were carried out by treatment services and over 3,500 treatments commenced.
- 54 per cent (4,200) of referrals related to misuse of alcohol, 38 per cent (3,000) related to misuse of drugs and 7.5 per cent (600) of referrals had no main substance reported.
- 72 per cent of referrals for any substance were assessed within 10 working days of referral and 91 per cent of people were given treatment within 10 working days of assessment.
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