National Register of Care for Substance Abuse
Purpose of the Register
The National Register of Care for Substance Abuse constitutes a basis for official statistics on substance abuse treatment in Sweden The Register is used for research purposes, preventive work and general public information. Data from the Register can be used to answer such questions as:
- How many persons have involuntary treatment in Sweden?
- What types of abuse occur?
- How has compulsory care or substance abuse varied over time?
Contents of the Register
The Register includes data on persons who are subject to compulsory care under the Care of Abusers Act (LVM) (1988:870). The data are contained in three sub-registers based on personal ID numbers and divided into the following areas:
- application for care
- immediate preventative detention
- discharge from care
Please note that caution is recommended when cross-referencing the registers for research purposes. Data in the three sub-registers are submitted from different systems with partially overlapping information.
For more detailed information on the content of the Register, see the list of variables.
For information about the quality of the Register, such as missing data, variable content and history, see Production and quality of the Register of Care for Substance Abuse (only available in Swedish).
Legal regulation of the Register
The Register is regulated by The Ordinance (1981:1370) regarding the obligation of social welfare committees to provide statistical information.
Statistics based on the Register
Extract statistics from the database (only available in Swedish).
For ordering statistics from the Register of Care for Substance Abuse, see Ordering data and statistics (only available in Swedish).