Table 1.

Summary of results of a survey of waiting time and treatments for substance misuse services in England and Wales (n=140)

Factor
DDU, drug dependency unit; s.e. standard error
Waiting time for assessment (weeks, s.e.) 7.2 (11.1)
Waiting time for methadone treatment (weeks, s.e.) 10.6 (7.4)
Waiting time for assessment <1 week (n, %) 35 (25)
Waiting time for assessment >10 weeks (n, %) 25 (18)
Methadone available within 24 hours of assessment (n, %) 63 (45)
Methadone maintenance not available (n, %) 25 (18)
Less than 25% of clients on methadone maintenance (n, %) 41 (29)
In-patient detoxification available (n, %) 108 (77)
In-patient detoxification on dedicated DDU (n, %) 59 (42)
In-patient detoxification on general psychiatry ward (n, %) 49 (35)