Drugs: Rehabilitation

Health written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth Labour, Coventry North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimates his Department has made of the number of people re-admitted to drug treatment programmes in each of the last five years.

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

The following table from the ‘Statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System: 1 April 201031 March 2011’, which was published on 6 October 2011, shows the numbers of people who represented for treatment on two or more occasions.

Table 6.1.1: Six year treatment population first presentation and treatment contact status at 31 March 2011
  Year of first presentation
Category Prior to 2005-06 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Total
Continuous journey 21,19.3 5,621 4,242 4,382 4,855 5,708 13,143 59,144
Two journeys since first presentation 11,695 6,137 4,457 3,734 3,269 2,411 918 32,621
Three journeys since first presentation 7,183 5,081 3,003 2,039 1,316 533 57 19,212
More than three journeys since first presentation 9,370 7,790 3,393 1,422 554 107 7 22,643
Notes: 1. The figures in table 6.1.1 report all adults recorded as being in contact with drug treatment in England on or after 1 April 2005 who were still in treatment on 31 March 2011. 2. Figures for these 133,620 individuals are divided into those that were retained in treatment continuously during that period and those who received two, three or more treatment journeys (episodes of treatment) since first entering the treatment system. 3. The full table is available on page 28 of the National Treatment Agency's report, ‘Statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) 1 April 2010—31 March 2011 Vol 1: The Numbers’ available at: www.nta.nhs.uk/uploads/statisticsfromndtms201011vol1thenumbers.pdf

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