Coverage of treatment interventions for people with alcohol dependence

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Source: Public Health England

Geographical Area: England

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.

Indicator available

Coverage of treatment interventions for people with alcohol dependence

Indicator description

Proportion of people with alcohol dependence in treatment

Geographical coverage

England

Unit of measurement
Definitions

Deprivation decile - Deciles of the 2019 Index of Multiple Deprivation

The indices rank each upper tier Local Authority in England from most deprived to least deprived. Decile 10 represents the most deprived ten percent of upper tier Local Authorities in England whereas decile 1 represents the least deprived ten percent.

Available disaggregations

PHE data is available in the PHE 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.

Proportion of dependent drinkers in treatment by deprivation decile is currently only available for 2018/2019.

Calculations

Proportion of dependent drinkers in treatment = (number of adults in treatment / estimated prevalence) x 100

Other information

Treatment centres from across England submitted their data to Public Health England (PHE). 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.

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 08 October 2021
Metadata last updated 08 October 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Coverage of treatment interventions (pharmacological, psychosocial and rehabilitation and aftercare services) for substance use disorders

Target name

Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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Source 1

Organisation

Public Health England

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2005/06

Geographical coverage

England

Link to data source Alcohol and drug treatment statistics - adults opens in a new window
Release date 30 January 2020
Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

Official

Contact details

enquiries@phe.gov.uk

Other information

Data were collected from 1st April to 31st March.

Treatment centres from across England submitted the data to Public Health England (PHE). These treatment centres include - community-based specialist drug and alcohol services, primary care services, residential rehabilition centres and inpatient units.

Source 2

Organisation

Public Health England

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2018/19

Geographical coverage

England

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Release date 04 February 2020
Next release
Statistical classification

Official

Contact details
Other information

These data give estimates for unmet need for 2018/19. To calculate met need from these data we subtracted unmet need from 100.

To navigate to data select Alcohol treatment - Proportion of dependent drinkers not in treatment (%) Current method

Alternatively download Public Health Dashboard data for England.

Source 3

Organisation

Public Health England & the University of Manchester

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2010

Geographical coverage

England

Link to data source National Drug Treatment Monitoring System - ViewIt opens in a new window
Release date
Next release
Statistical classification
Contact details

EvidenceApplicationteam@phe.gov.uk

Other information

This source is used for Local Authority level data on number of people in treatment.

To download data for all Local Authorities use the 'all indicators for all local authorities' button in the top right. Alternatively, individual LAs can be selected using the drop down menus