Skip to main content
Creating a new NHS England: Health Education England, NHS Digital and NHS England have merged. More about the merger.

Publication, Part of

Statistics on Drug Misuse, England, 2018 (November update)

Official statistics, National statistics

National Statistics


This report presents a range of information on drug use by adults and children drawn together from a variety of sources. It focuses on England only where possible although some statistics are only readily available at GB or UK level or for England and Wales combined. Some of this is new information whilst some has been published previously.

The topics covered include:

  • Hospital admissions related to drug misuse.
  • Deaths relating to drug misuse.
  • Prevalence of drug use.
  • Drug dependence and treatment.
  • Drug seizures.

Each section provides an overview of the key findings from these sources, as well as providing sources of further information and links to relevant documents and sources. Some of the data have been published previously by NHS Digital.

A data visualisation tool at the link below allows users to select hospital admissions related to drug misuse 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.

Last edited: 23 June 2021 2:21 pm