This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Proportion of people with alcohol, opiate, and non-opiate dependence in treatment
Coverage of treatment interventions for people with alcohol, opiate, and non-opiate dependence
|Unit of measurement
Number, Percentage (%)
In treatment - People who have attended treatment centres, including community-based specialist drug and alcohol services, primary care services, residential rehabilition centres and inpatient units in the reporting year.
Met need (%) - The percentage of people in treatment as a proportion of the estimated prevalence of people in treatment.
People in treatment available disaggregations - Drug group, Local authority, Sex, Age and Ethnicity.
Estimated prevalence available disaggregations - Local authority.
Met need (%) available disaggregations - Drug group, Local authority.
People in treatment for alcohol = People in treatment for "alcohol only" + People in treatment for "alcohol & non-opiates".
People in treatment for non-opiates = People in treatment for "non-opiates only" + People in treatment for "alcohol & non-opiates".
Met need (%) = (number of adults in treatment / estimated prevalence) x 100
Treatment centres from across England submitted their data to the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID). These treatment centres include community-based specialist drug and alcohol services, primary care services, residential rehabilition centres and inpatient units.
Double counting in the treatment figures may have occurred if individuals changed their Local Authority of residence during the year.
Data for Local Authories on the ViewIt platform are rounded to the nearest 5, so may not exactly sum to UK figures.
The Prevalence, trends and amenability to treatment report published by the University of Sheffield explains how alcohol prevalence estimates were calculated.
Data were collected from 1st April to 31st March each year.
Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) data is available in the OHID Alcohol and drug misuse and treatment statistics for the number and percentage of adults (18+) and young people in treatment for substance use disorders (drug use disorders and alcohol use disorders) including by substance, sex, age, ethnicity, and disability status. This information is not presented here as we do not have estimates of prevalence of substance use disorders for these groups.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated
|25 August 2023
|Metadata last updated
|17 August 2023