About this release

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 over the next five years. In the financial year 2021/22, and for the next five years until 31 March 2026, the Alcohol and Drugs Partnerships have been allocated £13.5M, with £5M earmarked to support additional capacity and access Residential Rehabilitation services.

This is the first report on Residential Rehabilitation within the Monitoring and Evaluation Programme led by Public Health Scotland. The report presents information on the number of Alcohol and Drug Partnership statutory funded placements, with estimated costs, that were approved between 1st April 2021 and 30th September 2021. Information is provided at a Scotland level, NHS Board and each Alcohol and Drug Partnership. 

Find out more

More information about the National Mission can be found on the Scottish Government website:

Scottish Government Residential Rehabilitation Service Mapping Report

Scottish Government Residential Rehabilitation Provision

National Drugs Mission: Additional Funds for Services 2021-2022

Residential Rehabilitation Working Group: Recommendations on drug and alcohol residential treatment services

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Last updated: 20 November 2023
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