Indicator full name: Number of first admissions to drug treatment centres
Unit: number of admissions
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1980—2022
Last updated: 04 October 2023
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Members of the EU before Feb 2020
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
- Small countries
- Western Balkans
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E170806.T
Number of persons during the calendar year which were admitted for the first time in their life for treatment related to drug abuse._
by the Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP). The BTDIR is following the European
Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) protocol for the collection of this European
indicator. The data is collected on a yearly basis. More information can be found on
The TDI registration in Belgium is done at country level in specialized treatment centres, centers
for mental health and in some hospitals. Some centres are obliged to register, other are only
invited. Coverage is not always the same from year to year: 2011: 69 centres (34% coverage among
outpatient facilities, 57% among inpatient facilities, 23% among hospitals); 2012: 89 centres (45%
coverage outpatient, 43% inpatient, 34% hospitals); 2013: 115 centres (64% coverage outpatient, 55%
inpatient, 40% hospitals); 2014: 138 centres (68% coverage outpatient, 42% inpatient, 59%
establishments (psychiatric care). Data refer to newly diagnosed disorders for diagnoses under
ICD-10 codes F11-F19 at out-patient departments of psychiatric care in the given year.
In 2014 data not available
From years 2008 and onwards, data are extracted from a newly formed ?Drug Abuse database?. This new
dataset is based on the merging of other drug abuse databases (incl. the National Registry of Drug
Abusers Receiving Treatment).
Figures only provided for years after 1995.
Latest available data from 2011.
Due to technical issues in 2014 and 2015 approximately 30-40% less treatment cases were registered.
Source of data: Observatoire francais des drogues et toxicomanies.
From 2000 the data include the number of drug-consumers taking part in treatment for the first time
in his/her life, by his/her word.
new cases entering treatment each year. Data for the most recent year are provisional.
Source: Mental Health Services, Department for the Treatment of Substance Abuse, Ministry of Health.
Note: Sharp decrease in 2010 is due to a change in the types of drug treatments.
their first attempt however. Source: Ministry of Health.
focalpoint gathering information from all drug treatment centres. This is in contrast to data
submitted before 2006 which reflects data obtained only from the Substance Misuse Outpatients Unit
Voorziening Zorg (SIVZ, Foundation Information Supply Care).
Coverage: Data exclude first admissions for treatment of alcohol abuse and gambling addiction, but
include medicines abuse.
Break in time series: a new system was introduced in year 2007. Some centres registered clients that
were first admitted to the drug treatment system in years 2005 and 2006 only in year 2007, which
also contributes to the high numbers in year 2007.
from different information systems and progressive adjustments in the system. In this process, it
was possible to recover the data from 2004, considering this year the start of a new data series,
which relates to the number of individuals admitted for the first time for treatments related to
drug abuse. The data series 91- 2003 refers to the number of first consultations that took place in
the health network providers in the field of drug addiction.
Source of data: Ministry of Health ? Institute on Drugs and Drug Addition (IDT) Coverage: National
registered for follow-up by outpatient departments (dispensaries). At the same time, the number of
patients with alcoholic psychoses and toxicomanias registering for follow-up has increased.
The low data values in 1988-1992 are probably because the political situation was different and the
boundaries were closed so that citizens did not have the easy access to drugs which they now have.
Web page: http://www.nczisk.sk/Publikacie/Edicia_Zdravotnicka_statistika/Pages/default.aspx
Selection of data - residents, respectively patients with permanent address in Slovakia (including
the homeless, residents without registration of permanent address, foreigners with permanent
address in Slovakia.
Drugs, Drug Users Treatment Evidence, Outpatient Treatment Centres. Data by Gender, 1991-2004
Plan on Drugs. Spanish Observatory on Drugs. www.pnsd.msssi.gob.es
Before 1996 figures include only persons admitted for the first time in their lifetime for
outpatient treatment related to opioids or cocaine abuse. Since 1996 figures include persons
admitted for the first time in their lifetime for outpatient treatment related to psychotropic drug
abuse (except alcohol and tobacco).