Hackney has a higher estimated prevalence of opiate and/or crack cocaine use across all adults than nationally, but the rate of parents receiving drug treatment is the same in Hackney as nationally (Table 7). This finding may be due to a relatively lower prevalence of substance misuse in parents locally, or it could reflect unmet need in terms of accessing services.

For alcohol use, Hackney also has a higher estimated prevalence of higher risk drinking across all adults than nationally, but the rate of parents receiving alcohol treatment is lower in Hackney than the national average. Again, this may be due to lower prevalence of high-risk drinking among local parents and/or unmet need.

Table 7: Rate of parents in substance misuse treatment

Source: Public Health England Public Health Profiles Tool; *Local Alcohol Profiles for England