The latest figures on drug misuse in England have been published today by NHS Digital.
Statistics on Drugs Misuse, England 2019 is an annual compendium which includes data on hospital admissions, deaths and the prevalence of drug use. Most of the data is for England only, but some is for England and Wales combined.
The report contains newly-published information on hospital admissions1 for drug-related mental and behavioural disorders and poisoning by drug misuse in England in 2018-19. This data is presented by age, gender, local authority and region.
This year’s publication also includes drug-related hospital admissions broken down by level of deprivation2.
Other previously published figures, and included in this publication, cover:
- Deaths relating to poisoning by drug misuse
- Prevalence showing the percentage of adults and children who have taken an illicit drug and the most commonly taken drugs
- Drug dependence and treatment
- Drug seizures