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FOI 2023 187 - Drug Usage Query


Information Requested:

am looking for information relating to Drug users specifically in the Gwent area of Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent. The information I would like is: 


On average how often per week do persons report using Cocaine? 

Of these persons, what is the average amount of Cocaine used per week (weight in grams)?   


If this can be provided on average from 2021-2023, with the figures for each year.  


I would like to request the following information in electronic form or be directed to the service that can provide this please. 


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your request dated 18th November 2023.  


Public Health Wales do not hold this information. 


Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. Therefore, do not have access to this information. As an organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce.   


I have provided contact details for each Aneurin Bevan University Health board below, as they may hold this information. You would need to contact them individually for the information they hold. 


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 

Freedom of Information - Aneurin Bevan University Health Board ( 



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