Demand for drug treatment has fallen again,

Demand for drug treatment has fallen again,

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Approximately 65,000 people were looking for last year aid at an institution for drug treatment, 7 percent less than in 2014. This puts the downward trend, which in 2011 was used by.

Reports that the foundation Information Care (IVZ) Thursday, on the basis of figures of regular settings for drug treatment.

Three-quarters of the addicts who get help from institutions, are men. By far the most requests for help, some 30,000, were about alcohol abuse. Then followed problems with cannabis (11.000).

The number of heroin addicts that aanklopte at a clinic decreased to 9000. Ten years ago, there were 13.500. The average age of heroin users is now at 48 years old. One in four is over 55 years of age. Two-thirds of these users struggling with multiple addictions.

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