Key findings include:
- 109,683 people received alcohol treatment in 2012 to 2013, up from 108,906 the year before. This includes 75,773 new clients entering treatment during the year, a rise of 2% compared to 2011 to 2012
- 40,908 people (58%) successfully completed their treatment, 1% more than in the previous year
- most people (40%) referred themselves into treatment; 18% were referred by their GP
- 71% of all those in alcohol treatment were in the 30 to 54 age range; the average age of a person in treatment was 42
- men accounted for nearly two thirds of the treatment population during the year
- most people in treatment were White British (87%); no other ethnic group accounted for more than 3% of the treatment population
The figures are taken from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS).
See here for the 2011-2012 alcohol treatment statistics. See here for the first national treatment statistics report 2008-09, which recorded 100,098 in treatment.
PHE, who have assumed responsibility for alcohol treatment from the former National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA), recently released updated JSNA guidance to support drug and alcohol treatment delivery. It includes the the 'alcohol stocktake self assessment tool' also released earlier this year. The Home Office has recently invited Local Authorities to take part in a Local Alcohol Action Area (LAAA) project.