NTA release national alcohol treatment statistics 2011-2012

The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) have published national alcohol statistics for 2011 - 31 March 2012.

  • 108,906 people received alcohol treatment in 2011-12, down 2% from the year before. This includes 74,353 new entrants to treatment during the year, a rise of 1% compared to 2010-11.
  • 38,174 people successfully completed their treatment, 6% more than the previous year.
  • Most people (38%) referred themselves into treatment, 19% were referred by their GP
  • 70% of all those in alcohol treatment were concentrated in the 30 to 54 age range and the average age of a person in treatment was 42. Men accounted for nearly two thirds of the treatment population during the year. By far the biggest ethnic group was white British (88%).

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