Monday, December 26, 2005

Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Residential Services 19 Dec 2005

Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Residential Services

Lord Avebury asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How many residential places for drug and alcohol treatment and maintenance will be available nationally and by region, for men and women respectively, for persons serving the non-custodial part of a custody plus sentence, when this provision comes into force. [HL1984]

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal): There are presently 122 residential treatment centres for adult drug and alcohol misusers in England and Wales with a total of 2,595 beds. A breakdown by region and gender is shown in the table below.
RegionNumber of centresTotal number of bedsNumber of male only bedsNumber of female only beds
Yorkshire and
East Midlands44966
West Midlands351244
East of England6148625

Further information is available from the National Treatment Agency's online residential treatment directory.

The Department of Health and National Treatment Agency have plans to increase the number of beds from 2006-07 but it is not possible to say

1 Nine are drug only and 11 alcohol only.

2 116 are drug only and 188 alcohol only.

3 38 are drug only and four alcohol only.

4 Six are drug only and four alcohol only.

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