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Drug admissions at Noble's falling

But thousands admitted for alcohol abuse

The number of people admitted to Noble's Hospital for drug abuse has been falling over the last three years. 

Figures revealed through a freedom of information request show 134 patients were admitted in the last financial year, compared to 186 in 2014/15 and 176 in 2015/16.   

Data provided by the Department of Health and Social Care includes any patients with a diagnosis of some form of drug poisoning which was believed to be intentional.  

It measures admissions by financial year - so far in 2017-18 bracket, 86 people have been sent to the hospital.

Meanwhile, more than 4,500 people have been admitted to Noble's as a result of alcohol abuse.

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