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Drug abuse treatment

This set of statistics covers the social drug abuse treatment provided by municipalities and treatment centres, and it is based on data from the register on waiting times in relation to guarantee of treatment for drug addicts (VBGS) in the drug abuse database, Stofmisbrugsdatabasen (SMDB).


The statistics are about the social drug abuse treatments granted by municipalities at the request of drug addicts in accordance with section 101 of the Danish Social Services Act. The statistics do not include those parts of drug abuse treatment which are only granted in accordance with section 42 of the Danish Health Act.

The statistics contain information about:

  • Requests for and initiation of treatment
  • Status on completion of treatment
  • Whether the guarantee of treatment has been observed.

The guarantee of treatment for social drug abuse treatment is 14 days from request to initiation. The VBGS register from the Ministry for Children and Social Affairs is a part of the drug abuse database (SMDB), which is a combined reporting solution for four registers. The other three registers in the SMDB are the register of drug addicts in treatment (SIB), Kvalitet i den lægelige stofbehandling mv. (KvalHep) (quality in the medical drug treatment), and DanRIS – Danish Registration and Information System for which the Danish Health Data Agency, the Danish Health Authority, and Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research respectively are responsible.


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