Berlin - It is estimated that there are around 166,000 people in Germany who are dependent on opioids. This emerges from small request from the left group. The total number is based on study for 2016.
According to the federal government, the authors of the study report that, compared to earlier estimates, there has been almost no change in the number of people with an opioid dependence over the past 20 years Show Germany.
The evaluation also showed that most opioid addicts live in North Rhine-Westphalia (53,851), followed by Baden-Württemberg (21,832) and Lower Saxony (16,794). In relation to the number of inhabitants, Bremen are in the lead with rate of 5.5 addicts per 1,000 inhabitants, Hamburg (4.9) and Berlin (3.1).
In the opinion of the questioner, substitution treatment is no longer available the left faction one of the most effective ways to protect the life, self-determination and participation of opiate addicts. Nevertheless, there are still large supply gaps, especially in rural areas.
In addition to the eastern German states, this also applies to especially Bavaria. In addition, the federal government writes that regional gaps in the supply of opioid-dependent people with substitution treatment can only be assessed if the corresponding need is known no own information. However, the number of substitute doctors working nationwide has decreased in the past few years from 2,700 (2009) to 2,585 (2018).