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Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people undergoing NHS alcohol treatment courses in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire (i) have and (ii) have not completed the treatment successfully in each of the last five years. (253785)

On 1 April 2008, a National Alcohol Treatment Monitoring System (NATMS) begun operation to collect and report local and national information on the provision of structured care-planned treatment for alcohol misuse in England. Prior to 1 April 2008 there was no routine collection of data on numbers receiving alcohol treatment in England.

The first year’s data will be reported in October 2009 and will include data on the number of individuals who have completed their treatment.

Limited NATMS data are reported on the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System website, at:

www.ndtms.net/alcohol.aspx