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27 January 2009 - Getting to grips with substance misuse among young people

A NHS report from the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse

Introduction

Reliable statistics on youngpeopleunder18 who receive specialist support for drug and alcohol misuse have been scarce.To address this, the National Treatment Agency (NTA) started recording data in 2005/06.This report summarises the data for2007/08, together with information about the different types of interventions and the context in which these young people misuse substances.

This is the base line year for reporting this data. The NTA will continue to enhance the range and quality of this data in future years, in order too btain a better understanding of drug and alcohol misuse among young people who access specialist substance misuse services.This in turn will help the NTA improve the support available to them.

Download the full report here. (pdf 538kb)