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Drugs: Misuse

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished admission episodes with a primary diagnosis of mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use were recorded in England in each of the last five years. (296892)

The information is shown in the following table:

Activity in English national health service hospitals and English national health service commissioned activity in the independent sector, data years 2004-05 to 2008-09

Finished admission episodes

2004-05

44,367

2005-06

47,854

2006-07

47,886

2007-08

48,583

2008-09

48,970

Note: These figures include admissions for alcohol-induced mental health conditions. Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care.