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Statistics published by the local authority in 2021 show that, in Durham,  for those aged 15-24 years, there were an average of 76 per 100,000 of the local population who were admitted to hospital due to complications from drug misuse. These are lower than for other areas of the north east of England. The completion rates for opioid users, going into treatment in 2021, were 5.5% which is just above the average in England of 5%. Rates for completion for non-opioid patients were just slightly lower of the average for England (34.3%) at 32.6%. 

With regards to alcohol, the statistics for Durham were significantly worse than for the average in England with only 33.8% percent successfully completing treatment whereas the average for England, for 2021, was 36.6%. This worrying trend is also reflected in the higher than average , for England, mortality rate for liver disease in the under 75’s. The average in England, during 2021, was 21.2%, whereas for Durham, it was 30.9%. 

Locally commissioned statutory services are provided through a charity: Humankind. There are five bases arund the county and new clients are asked to call in on: 03000 266 666 to self-refer. 

Centre for Change, Whinney Hill, Durham DH1 3BQ

Eden House, 1 Station Road, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 5RL

Saddler House, Saddler St, Bishop Auckland DL14 7BH

Peterlee Health Centre Bede Way Peterlee SR8 1AD

Sunderland Rd, Horden, Peterlee SR8 4NU

Email: CDDARS.adult@humankindcharity.org.uk

Web: County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service – Humankind (humankindcharity.org.uk) 

For fee paying clients, residential treatment in Durham can be accessed at cost effective rate and is significantly lower than other parts of the UK. Private outpatient treatment is also available. To discuss further: Call Paul

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