§ Ms Blears
The way in which waiting lists are measured at this service does not allow us to provide a number for those specifically requiring counselling. It is estimated that there are approximately 110 people on the waiting list at the Salisbury Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (SADAS) for structured counselling and/or other treatment requirements.
Current waiting times reported by SADAS Number Highest priority cases 1 to 2 weeks Treatment for under 25-year-olds Up to 8 weeks Arrest referral Up to 12 weeks Low risk Up to 52 weeks
It should be noted that the figures above measure the time from referral to treatment, and not from the first appointment, which may have occurred at an earlier date.