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Drug addiction on the rise

23rd October 2007

Figures released by the National Treatment Agency have revealed that the number of drug addicts accessing treatment in England has risen by 130% since 1998.

The data shows that in 2006/07 there were an estimated 195,000 people were being treated for drug problems and three out of four of those getting treatment were continuing for 12 weeks or longer suggesting that there was a successful outcome from it. The most common drug problem among adult clients was with heroin with 66% using the drug while in the under 18 age group cannabis was main drug of misuse (75%).


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