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Drug Abuse (East Berkshire)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients have been admitted to hospitals in the East Berkshire health authority area, suffering from drug abuse or drug related problems for those people aged (a) under 25 years, (b) 25 to 45 years and (c) over 45 years in each of the last five years.

[pursuant to his reply, 24 June 1985, c. 337]: The available information is given in the table. Corresponding information for non-psychiatric hospitals and units is not centrally available.



to mental illness hospitals and units managed by East Berkshire district health authority† with main diagnosis of drug psychosis, drug dependence or non-dependent abuse of drugs.

Aged under 25

Aged 25–44

Aged 45 and over


* Some patients have more than one admission in a year and are represented more than once in the figures.

† East Berkshire Health District 1979–81.