Public Health England says treatment rise likely to be related to drug being more prevalent

The number of people being treated for problems related to crack cocaine use in England has increased by 44% in two years, official figures show.

There was also a small (3%) increase in people entering treatment for both crack cocaine and opiate use, statistics released by Public Health England (PHE) reveal. The rise was seen primarily in those aged 35 and over.

Related: Rise in cocaine deaths prompts calls for government action

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