Facts and figures

We are building up a resource of statistical information on drug misuse.  We welcome suggestions for inclusion.

National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) Statistics

The National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) records information about people receiving Tier 3 or 4 treatment for drug misuse in England (i.e. structured community-based services, or residential inpatient services), in order to monitor and assist the management of progress towards the Government's targets for participation in drug treatment programmes.

Post 2015/16 NDTMS Annual Statistics (Adult, Young Persons, Secure Settings)



Post 2014/15 Secure Settings Statistics


Pre 2016/17 NDTMS Annual Statistics (Adult, Young Persons)



These reports provide estimates of the prevalence of opiate and/or crack cocaine use at the Government Office Region and national level in England.  Two prevalence estimation methods have been used; the capture-recapture method and the multiple indicator method.

Post 2013/14 Prevalence Estimates


Pre 2014/15 Prevalence Estimates


UK Focal Point

The UK Focal Point collates data and information on drug misuse in the UK and reports it to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).  The Annual Report provides information on the drug situation in the UK, including a discussion of the main trends and a description of the responses to the situation.  The report follows a common European structure, covering national policies on drugs, prevalence, prevention, problem drug use, drug-related treatment, health correlates and consequences, social correlates and consequenses and drug markets.

A number of selected issues are chosen for in-depth consideration each year.  Previous topics include gender differences, drug driving, alternatives to prison and drugs in recreational settings.

Post 2015 Focal Point Annual Reports


Pre 2017 Focal Point Annual Reports