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The AIHW is one of Australia’s premier sources of statistics and related information on drug and alcohol use, and on alcohol and drug treatment services.

The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing funds much of our work in these areas as part of
Australia’s National Drug Strategy.

Our main sources of data

National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)

Conducted every three years, yields detailed information on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use within Australia, as well as community attitudes to drug use. Both legal and illegal drugs are covered.

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS–NMDS)

Provides information on the services provided by alcohol and other drug treatment agencies in Australia.

National opioid pharmacotherapy statistics annual data (NOPSAD) collection

Contains information on treatment services provided to people dependent on opioid drugs such as heroin.

Other information

We also use alcohol- and other drug-related data from other AIHW sources.

Links to all of our major alcohol and other drug reports are on this page. Access is free. We can also provide custom services on a fee-for-service basis.

Contact for further information

All enquiries email .