25,000 CHILDREN NEED ADDICTION TREATMENT
But none are given a chance to enter the UK's only teen rehab
Among them was a small group of very young children. Fourteen 12-14 year-olds and 169 14-16 year-olds needed help to get off the Class A drug.
The figures showed 15 children aged 12 or younger were treated for all Class A drug use last year.
Overall, nearly 25,000 under-18s needed addiction treatment for drugs and alcohol misuse last year, an increase of 150.
Half of those were for cannabis, more than a third for alcohol, but fewer teenagers are seeking treatment for crack and heroin.
The NTA claims that last year it "treated" 657 crack and heroin users, down from 1,081 in 2005/6.
ADDICTION TODAY QUESTION:
Middlegate Lodge, the only teen rehab in the UK, is threatened with closure due to continuous lack of referrals, even though there are only five beds to be filled – so how could any children have been treated, as the NTA publicly states?
Is this Dodgy Dossier #3?