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Fall in heroin users in treatment

6th October 2011

The National Treatment Agency for Substance Abuse has said that the number of heroin and crack cocaine users needing treatment in England has fallen by 10,000 in two years.

Latest figures indicate the number of adults that began treatment for the class A drugs fell from 62,963 in 2008/09 to 52,933 in 2010/11 with the steepest decline was in the under-30 age group. In addition, the number of people accessing treatment for all drugs also fell for the second year running.

 

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