The proportion of drug users successfully sustaining or completing treatment programmes fell from 59 per cent. In 2001–02 1 to 57 per cent. In 2002–03 1 , rising to 72 per cent. in 2003–04 2 .
1 Figures for 2001–02 and 2002–03 are provisional.
2 In 2003–04, the methodology used for counting the numbers in drug treatment in England was revised to reflect numbers in treatment more accurately.
The definition of structured drug treatment has also tightened with the implementation of Models of care for the treatment of adult drug misusers, which was published in 2002.
1. Provisional statistics from the national drug treatment monitoring system in England, 2001–02 and 2002–03, available on the Department's website at www.publications.doh.gov.uk/public/spndrugs0312.htm
2. Key statistics on drug misusers in treatment, England 2003–04, available at www.nta.nhs.uk/programme/national/ntdms_data_0304.htm