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Drugs and Alcohol Services in Newham

Since 2011 the London Borough of Newham have commissioned free, confidential drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services for Newham residents, including:

  • individuals
  • families
  • carers

affected by drug and alcohol issues.


Drug and Alcohol Services for Newham residents - more information

Previous to 2011 the Newham Primary Care Trust held the budget for drug and alcohol treatment services, the London Borough of Newham do not have access to their budget/spend data.

The table below shows what we have spent on drug and alcohol services each year since 2011.

​Year Budget
​2011 - 12 ​£6,114,209
​2012 - 13 ​£5,117,713
​2013 - 14 ​£4,855,754
​2014 - 15 ​£4,434,394
​2015 - 16 ​£4,053,912
​2016 - 17 £4,067,802


The table below sets out the numbers in treatment, this data is acquired from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS)

​Year Numbers in treatments
​2010 - 11 ​1312
​2011 - 12 ​1221
​2012 - 13 ​1694
​2013 - 14 ​1583
​2014 - 15 ​1423
​2015 - 16 ​1668
​2016-17 1876​

Further information taken from NDTMS in the table below shows the number of drug-related deaths within the London Borough of Newham. Where the substances identified below are commonly abused, and were mentioned on death certificates.

Opiate Substances:

  • Any Opiate (excluding opiates contained in a paracetamol compound, i.e. co-codamol, co-dydramol and co-proxamol)
  • Heroin and Morphine Methadone Tramadol Codeine Dihydrocodeine
  • Other specified opiate Unspecified opiate Cocaine

Non opiate substances:

  • Any amphetamine, Amphetamine MDMA/Ecstasy PMA/PMMA Cannabis/Cannabinoids
  • New Psychoactive Substances Benzodiazepines Diazepam

Drug use category 2012 2013 2014 ​2015 ​2016
​Opiate ​2 ​2 ​8 4 ​5
​Non-opiate ​0* ​1 ​0 0 ​1
​Non-opiate & alcohol ​0* ​0 ​1 ​0 ​1
​Alcohol only ​0* ​2 ​2 6 ​2
​Total ​2 ​5 ​11 10 ​9

Data not available from NDTMS.net archive for 2010/11.
Data for 2015 onwards is not yet available from Public Health England.

*NB in 2012 there were 32 not known/inconsistent treatment exits recorded on NDTMS.net

 
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