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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00658: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government which drug rehabilitation programmes it provides funding for, also broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 21 June 2016

The Scottish Government does not directly fund any drug rehabilitation programmes.

Since 2009, the Scottish Government has provided funding towards Scotland's 30 alcohol and drug partnerships (ADPs), embedded within existing community planning structures. ADPs have clear responsibility for developing local strategies and to make sure there is access to a range of appropriate treatment services to promote recovery according to local need and in line with the evidence base for effective treatment provision. £30.4 million was provided to NHS boards for frontline drug treatment services and support in 2015-16.

The following table provides a breakdown of the range of different treatment options offered across health boards between April 2014 and March 2015:

NHS Board

Total

Structured preparatory and motivational intervention

Prescribed drug treatment (including but not exclusively methadone)

Community based detoxification

Community based support and/or rehabilitation

Residential detoxification and rehabilitation

NHS Scotland

21523

9838 (46%)

3332 (15%)

263 (1%)

7572 (35%)

518 (2%)

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

1554

78 (5%)

350 (23%)

83 (5%)

1034 (67%)

9 (1%)

NHS Borders

236

158 (67%)

45 (19%)

7 (3%)

19 (8%)

7 (3%)

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

532

223 (42%)

70 (13%)

*

236 (44%)

*

NHS Fife

2031

785 (39%)

273 (13%)

*

960 (47%)

*

NHS Forth Valley

881

644 (73%)

150 (17%)

-

*

*

NHS Grampian

2002

980 (49%)

638 (32%)

-

339 (17%)

45 (2%)

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

5961

3732 (63%)

587 (10%)

*

1239 (21%)

*

NHS Highland

643

291 (45%)

173 (27%)

*

169 (26%)

*

NHS Lanarkshire

3171

1251 (39%)

276 (9%)

153 (5%)

1466 (46%)

25 (1%)

NHS Lothian

2728

939 (34%)

306 (11%)

*

1475 (54%)

*

NHS Orkney

14

*

-

-

*

-

NHS Shetland

52

*

*

*

15 (29%)

-

NHS Tayside

1641

688 (42%)

439 (27%)

*

511 (31%)

*

NHS Western Isles

77

43 (56%)

*

*

23 (30%)

5 (6%)

*Indicates values that have been suppressed due to the potential risk of disclosure and to help maintain client confidentiality.

Data source: Information Services Division Scotland (ISD) Management Information – drug and alcohol waiting times treatment tables provided by ISD on 15 June 2016 – note that these figures were extracted from the database more recently than the latest published statistics available.