Number of people using alcohol treatment services in Fenland rises by 63 per cent - the highest in Cambridgeshire

Fenland has experienced the highest increase in the number of people referring to alcohol treatment

Fenland has experienced the highest increase in the number of people referring to alcohol treatment services in the county. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A council report has revealed that Fenland has experienced the highest increase in the number of people referring to alcohol treatment services in the county.

The district saw 141 more people use the services in 2015 than in 2014 – a rise of 63 per cent.

Statistics from Fenland District Council’s Community Safety Partnership report also revealed that Cambridge City has seen just a three per cent increase in the number of people using alcohol treatment services, while Huntingdonshire has experience a 14 per cent rise.

In the year ending March 31, 2015, the council’s alcohol treatment centre in Wisbech had worked with 316 people who needed “comprehensive structured support to address alcohol misuse in the Fenland area.”

Out of the 316 a total of 42 had an alcohol problem requiring either a community detox requiring medical supervision or an inpatient stay in hospital.