Admissions for opioid and opiate use

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  1. What is the number of hospital admissions for opioid and opiate use, abuse or overdose, annually, since 2015?
  2. Could you please provide me, if possible, with the age, ethnicity and sex for each of these patients?
  3. Does the DHB provide any help for those addicted to opioids or opiates, such as recovery programmes? If so, can you please provide details of these programmes, as well as the current number of people enrolled in your region?
  4. Does the DHB keep records of opiate and opioid prescription rates i.e. how many times these are being prescribed on an annual basis in your region? If so, can you please provide me with the number of times opiates and opioids are prescribed on an annual basis, since 2015? Could you please include which opiates and opioids are being prescribed?

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