Drugs: Young People

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under 18 years of age have been referred to addiction treatment services in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The following table shows the numbers of under 18s receiving treatment for substance misuse problems in England for the last five years.

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

23,528

21,955

20,688

20,032

19,126

Source: The National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS)

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