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Figure HSR-2. Estimated number of clients in opioid substitution treatment (OST) in EU-15 and EU-12, 1993–2011.

 
 
YearEstimated number of clients
199373400
1995229000
1997/1998312899
2001/2002388125
20034597637832
200552605310676
200760982213334
200862983515702
200965889217611
201068533320431
201169192619736

Notes:

EU 15: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom

EU 12: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia

In some years data were combined because of missing information from 2 years' data but represent clients for only one year on average.

Sources:

Estimates for 1993 and 1995 derived from: Farrell, M., Verster, A., Davoli, M., et al. (2000) Reviewing Current Practice in Drug-substitution Treatment in the European Union. EMCDDA Insights No 3, Lisbon, p 22. Farrell, M., Neeleman, J., Gossop, M., et al. (1996). A Review of the Legislation, Regulation and Delivery of Methadone in 12 Member States in the European Union. Brussels: The European Commission.

Datasets for 1997/1998 and 2001/2002 were published in the 2003 EMCDDA Annual Report, Table 3 .

Data for 2003 and 2005 were provided by NFPs through Standard Table 21 'Treatment availability' submitted in 2004 and 2006. Value for 2003 is underestimate as data for Scotland and N. Ireland not available.

Data from 2007 onwards see EMCDDA Statistical bulletins .

  EU 12 EU 15
1993 0
73400
1995 0
229000
1997/1998 0
312899
2001/2002 0
388125
2003 7832 459763
2005 10676 526053
2007 13334 609822
2008 15702 629835
2009 17611 658892
2010 20431 685333
2011 19736 691926

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