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  • Release date: 26 August 2014
  • Period covered: January to March 2014
A quarterly and annual report which includes data on clients seen at drug and alcohol treatment agencies.

Key points

  • There were 9,127 referrals for treatment of alcohol or drug misuse notified to the Welsh National Database for Substance Misuse. During the quarter 5,959 assessments were carried out by treatment services and 4,775 treatments commenced.
  • 91 per cent of all treatments in the quarter were done within 20 working days of referral.
  • 34 per cent of cases ended with a planned closure; this is a lower percentage than is usual because of a greater than usual number of central closures of historic cases in this quarter.

Summary tables from annual statistics are available on StatsWales.

Annual statistics are available from 'Useful links'.

We have consulted on the method of releasing these data. As a result, in the near future quarterly data will be published on StatsWales and a report published annually.


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