About this release

This is the ninth report on residential rehabilitation within the Monitoring and Evaluation Programme led by Public Health Scotland (PHS). The report presents information on the number of Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) statutory-funded placements into residential rehabilitation, with estimated costs, that were approved between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2024. Information is provided at a Scotland level and for each ADP.

Main points

  • Overall, between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2024, 2,290 statutory-funded placements (including ADP approved placements, National Mission funded placements and Ward 5 data) for residential rehabilitation were approved in Scotland. The total estimated cost over this timeframe was £21,647,768.
  • Between 1 October 2023 and 31 March 2024 (2023/24), 461 statutory-funded placements were approved for residential rehabilitation in Scotland. This the same number of placements when compared to October 2022 to March 2023 (n = 461), and a decrease of 16 placements when compared to the previous six months (April 2023 to September 2023 (n = 477).
  • The total estimated cost for the 461 placements was £5,666,125. This cost is made up of £4,632,289 from 370 ADP approved placements, £495,396 for 33 placements to Ward 5 Woodland View, and £538,440 for 58 Prison-to-Rehab placements, which are included under the National Mission programme. Cost information is currently not available for Aberlour Mother and Child Recovery House; River Garden Auchincruive; or Phoenix Future Harper House – Specialist Family Service Scotland.
Image caption Figure 1: Number of ADP approved placements since April 2021


Residential rehabilitation is a well-established intervention for the treatment of drug and alcohol problems and is recognised as an important option for some people requiring treatment. As part of the National Mission, the Scottish Government has committed to invest £100M for residential rehabilitation. Since 2021/22, and for the next five years, the ADPs in Scotland have been allocated £13.5M, with £5M earmarked to support additional capacity and access residential rehabilitation services.

Further information

The next release of this publication will be 17 December 2024.

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Last updated: 10 June 2024
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