Referrals for substance misuse in Wales 2019, by main problematic substance

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals referred for substance misuse in Wales in 2018/19, by main problematic substance. In this period, alcohol was the main problematic substance with 52.5 percent of individuals being referred to treatment centers for alcohol misuse.

Proportion of individuals referred for substance misuse in Wales in 2018/19, by main problematic substance

Share of referrals
Alcohol52.5%
Heroin16.6%
Cannabis10.5%
Cocaine6.2%
Methadone*3%
Amphetamines2.5%
Crack Cocaine1.7%
Benzodiazepines0.9%
Hallucinogens0.3%
Solvents0.2%
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Sources

Release date

October 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Wales)

Survey time period

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Number of respondents

18,387 respondents

Supplementary notes

* It is not possible to clear if methadone recorded as main problematic substance refers to prescribed or illicit methadone.

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