Characteristics of Treatment Clients in Portugal 2011

"2011 national first treatment demand data concerned 5,960 individuals from the outpatient public network centres (78) from these population only 2,265 are Drug Users, this year for the second time it was possible to have TDI data fully in line with EMCDDA TDI Protocol (see also Standard Table 34).
"These individuals (2 265) in first treatment demand were mainly:
"• Male gender (84%);
"• Mean Age 33, 31.4% were aged 25-34, 29% were aged 35-44, 24.5% were aged under 25.
"• Using heroin as the main substance (52.3%, 54% in 2010, 47.5% in 2009, 51.1% in 2008 and 59.5% in 2007), followed by cannabis (25.3%, 21% in 2010, 11.7% in 2009, 10.5% in 2008 and 10.9% in 2007);
"• cocaine (12.5%, 12% in 2010, 8.7% in 2009, 10.8% in 2008 and 11,6% in 2007);
"• Data concerning the administration route of the main substance indicate that (73.4%, 93% in 2010, 64.3% in 2009, 63.1% in 2008 and 74.3% in 2007) of these clients refer smoking/inhaling and 7.2% referred injecting (7% in 2010, 12.5% in 2009, 21.5% in 2008, 19.0% in 2007, 21.9% in 2006);
"In 2011, were integrated in the drug addiction treatment public network 26,351 clients in substitution and maintenance programs, representing a decrease of 4% in relation to 2010 (27,392 in 2010, 27,031 in 2009, 25,808 in 2008 and 24,312 in 2007), after the continuous increase verified through the last decade."

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Institute on Drugs and Drug Addiction, I.P., "2012 National Report (2011 data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: PORTUGAL: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues" (Lisbon, Portugal: 2012), p. 70.
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