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Drugs: Rehabilitation

Health written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of Mike Wood Mike Wood Labour, Batley and Spen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS and (b) voluntary sector non-residential places are available in (i) England and (ii) West Yorkshire for the treatment of people with drug addictions.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Providers of non-residential drug treatment in England accept anyone assessed as having a drug problem. This provision is planned and commissioned on the basis of an estimated number of dependent drug users in every local area rather than on a number of physical community based treatment slots. The number of adults (over 18s) in contact with community drug treatment in England in 2009-10 was 206,889, of which 25,479 were in the Yorkshire and Humber region. The average mean wait to commence treatment is six days.

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