Trends in primary substance mentioned by patients entering treatment for illicit substance use in Belgium between 2012 and 2018

Last updated on 10-1-2020 by Jérôme Antoine

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Introduction The primary drug mentioned by people entering treatment for illicit substance use is a key piece of information in order to correctly treat and support the needs of these patients. Following up on trends in primary drug over time can help fieldworkers and policy makers to better adapt their offer of services. This study analyses trends in primary drug mentioned for treatment in Belgium between 2012 and 2018 globally as well as in different subgroups of patients. Methods The Belgian Treatment Demand Indicator database (TDI) collects self-reported data on people in treat…

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