Rehabilitation and Medical Centers
The Priory Group, Various locations
Treatment in various locations across the UK for mental health care and rehabilitation services.
21 Exhibition House
Addison Bridge Place
Priory Group Northern Office
Middleton St George Hospital
Middleton St George
Tel: 01325 331 266
The Priory Group is famous around the world for providing mental health care and addiction support, as well a range of other care services.
The PROMIS Rehabilitation Clinic, Kent
Interventions, treatment, detoxes and aftercare for addictions and mental health problems.
The PROMIS Rehabilitation Clinic
Tel: 0845 053 1785
With over 25 years of experience providing care for addiction and other mental health problems, PROMIS combine a range of psychological and physiological treatments to help their patients on the road to recovery.
Serenity Addiction Healthcare, Various locations
A range of treatment programmes in many locations across the UK for help with addiction and substance abuse.
44 Park Street
Tel: 0800 118 2892
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Serenity provide treatment and help with interventions, detoxes and rehabilitation to give drug abusers the best possible chance at a successful recovery.
Facts and stats
In 2002, there were more drug-related deaths in the UK than in any other country in Europe.
There are thought to be nearly 1 million users of cocaine in the United Kingdom, whilst there are more than 500,000 ecstasy users.
It is thought that there are 29,000 users of heroin, and more than 2.5 million users of marijuana in Britain.
In contrast to the United States, there is very little use of crystal meth or PCP in the United Kingdom.
4% of children aged 11-15 report having used a Class A drug in the past year. This figure has been consistent since 2001.
10.5% of adults reported having used one or more illegal drugs in 2005/2006. This represented a drop since 1998, when the figure was 12.1%.
According to UK statistics, there are nearly twice as many male drug takers as female drug takers.
The use of Class A drugs is most prevalent in and around London.
In 2007 there were 1,604 deaths in which drugs were attributed as a primary cause, most frequently through overdose.
In 1993 there were 829 deaths where drugs were attributed as a cause.
Overall drug use is thought to be decreasing in the UK, however for certain drugs it is on the increase.
Governmental / Non-governmental Associations
124-128 City Road
Tel: +44 (0)20 7324 2989
Release is an independent organisation that offers advice about drugs and drug law both to professionals and to the public. It also campaigns for changes to be made to the existing drug laws.
UK Drug Policy Commission
90 York Way
London N1 9AG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7812 3790
Registered as a charity, the UK DPC aims to objectively research and collect information with a view to informing policy makers how best to create an effective drugs policy.
Home Affairs Committee
Home Affairs Committee
House of Commons
London SW1P 3JA
Tel: 020 7219 3276
Email: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.parliament.uk/homeaffairscom
The Home Affairs Committee is appointed to evaluate all aspects of the Home Office and its related operations, including drug policy, and recommend improvements.