Young people’s alcohol and drug use

Public Health England has released statistics on alcohol and drug treatment in England for young people under 18-years-old in 2017/18. Information on young people’s mental health needs were included for the first time this year. Key statistics include: there were 15,583 young people accessing specialist substance misuse services in 2017/18. Of all the young people starting treatment in 2017/18 who gave a mental health status, 2,954 (27 per cent) said they had a mental health treatment need.

Source: Public Health England  Date: 6 December 2018

Further information: Alcohol and drug treatment for young people: statistics summary 2017 to 2018

Young people’s statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS): 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (PDF)