Drug-related hospital admissions
This is the latest post in a monthly series reproducing Andrew Brown’s monthly slideshare of interesting new facts about alcohol and other drugs which he has unearthed from a wide range of reports.
Andrew works for MEAM/Making Every Adult Matter, the coalition of three national charities (Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind) who champion the cause of people experiencing multiple needs and who have been kind enough to allow Andrew’s monthly slideshares to be re-published here.
This month’s slides focus particularly on drug-related hospital admissions and the number of people in prison for drug offences.
Here are some of the things I learnt from Andrew’s round-up this month:
- There has been a steady increase in the proportion of mental health patients who are detained since 2008 (slide 3)
- There were 8,261 hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis of drug-related mental health (slide 4)
- The most common length of a prison sentence for a drug offence is between two and four years (slide 10)
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