Not all of the 1.6 million people estimated to have some level of alcohol dependence will need specialist alcohol treatment. Some will benefit from a brief intervention consisting of a short alcohol health risk check in a range of health and social care settings.
Alcohol treatment is effective. Among those who received treatment, over 60% of service users reported being free of alcohol dependence when they left treatment.
Estimates of the number of alcohol dependent adults in each local authority in England.
Statistics on alcohol and drug misuse treatment for adults from PHE's national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS).