This report presents newly published information on hospital admissions attributable to drug-related mental health and behavioural disorders and on hospital admissions attributable to poisoning by illicit drugs.
The report also provides links to information on drug misuse among both adults and children from a variety of sources, including the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System and the Crime Survey for England and Wales.
Additionally, a data visualisation tool (link provided below) allows users to select the drug-related hospital admissions data for any Local Authority (as contained in the data tables), along with time series data from 2013/14. Regional and national comparisons are also provided.
The publication of this report was delayed from July 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) requiring changes to NHS Digital’s statistical production schedule.
Key facts cover 2019/20 which is the latest year of available data for hospital admissions.
7,027 hospital admissions for drug-related mental and behavioural disorders
5% lower than 2018/19 (7,376), but 21% higher than 2009/10 (5,809)
16,994 hospital admissions for poisoning by drug misuse
6% lower than 2018/19 (18,053), but 9% higher than 2012/13 (15,580)
99,782 admissions with a primary or secondary diagnosis of drug-related mental and behavioural disorders
3% higher than 2018/19, when there were 96,705 admissions
Last edited: 8 July 2021 2:54 pm