Department of Health looks to gather more data
Assets seized from convicted criminals may be used to discover the size of the alcohol and drugs problem on the Island.
In admitting most of the evidence at present is "anecdotal", Health Minister Howard Quayle says a report is now needed.
His department has recently assumed responsibility for the Island's drug and alcohol strategy, taking over from the Department of Home Affairs.
He feels it would be appropriate if they were granted cash taken by the courts.