Illicit drug use.

Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)

PubMedID: 24985276

Essential facts The national crime survey 2012/13 found that around 2.7 million people in England and Wales had taken an illicit drug in the past year, with about one third taking a class A drug. More than a third of adults have taken an illicit drug in their lifetime. In April 2013, the commissioning of substance misuse treatment services was transferred to local authorities, supported by health and wellbeing boards.