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AIHW drug data


Tobacco smoking

Illicit use of drugs

Drug use and population groups

Treatment services

See the latest reports and data from these collections:

AIHW data collections

National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)

About the NDSHS collection.

Supplementary tables

Confidentialised unit record files (CURF) of the NDSHS are available to researchers through the Australian Data Archive (ADA) at the Australian National University. The latest available CURF is for the 2013 NDSHS.

National opioid pharmacotherapy statistics (NOPSAD)

About the NOPSAD collection.

Supplementary tables

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (AODTS)

Information on submission of AODTS data to the AIHW can be found in the Guidelines for AODTS data submitters.

About the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS NMDS).

Supplementary tables

Dynamic data display icon 36px GIF AODTS NMDS dynamic data displays

Dynamic data displays are available for Alcohol and other drug treatment services National Minimum Dataset (AODTS NMDS), for selected principal drugs of concern, 2010–11 to 2014–15.

Users can customise charts within displays. Users can also customise tables within the dynamic data display by clicking on the 'Cross tabulation' tabs in the top navigation row.

Dynamic data display icon 36px GIF Dynamic charts and data for selected principal drugs of concern

Please note

The dynamic data displays require Adobe Flash Player 11.1 or later and have minimum browser requirements.

Displays open in a new window and may take several minutes to download.

Data are subject to minor revisions over time.

AODTS-NMDS data cubes

The 2015–16 AODTS-NMDS data cubes are subsets of data from the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) collection.

The cubes

Note: Cubes open in new window.

This cube will not be updated:

Data cube notes

Data quality statement (DQS)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2014–15

Period covered

The cubes cover the period 2003–04 to 2015–16.

Counting unit

The counting unit is a 'closed treatment episode'. A closed treatment episode refers to a period of contact, with defined dates of commencement and cessation, between a client and a treatment agency. As a unit of measurement, the 'closed treatment episode' used in the AODTS-NMDS cannot provide information on the number of clients who access publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment, nor can it provide information on the extent of concurrent, sequential or recurrent service use.

Across all years, the following data items in the cubes have been collapsed for confidentiality reasons:

  • Method of use for principal drug of concern—Injects data has been collapsed into the Other category.
  • Source of referral for treatment—corrections, police and court diversion data have been collapsed into the Other category.
  • Reason for cessation of treatment—drug court, imprisoned and died, have been collapsed into the Other category.

How do I use the cubes?

When a data cube is opened, the table shows 'Treatment services/agencies' as the default measure, by 'year and state' as default dimensions.

To add a dimension to the table, left click its icon and drag it towards the top left hand of the table.

To display an additional column dimension, wait till a left-pointing arrow appears and drop the icon. To display it as an additional row dimension, wait till a downward-pointing arrow appears and drop the icon.

To remove a dimension, right click its label in the top left hand of the table and select 'Hide <dimension>' from the menu, or you can replace the dimension by selecting 'Change <dimension> to <other dimension> from the menu.

If there are too many column and/or row headings which appear in the same screen, there are arrows that allow you to scroll through the column headings and row headings.

If you want to collate totals and present percentages of totals, right click on the table icon, where the data is displayed. This provides additional options for data presentation.

Request a customised analysis

If you require more detailed than is provided in the publications and data tables, we also offer a data request service and can provide customised tables/data on a fee-for-service basis. See the AIHW custom data request service for more information or complete the data request web form to make your request. If you would like to enquire about custom analysis or need more information or assistance with the process, please contact the unit directly at aod@aihw.gov.au.

Other information

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

We also use alcohol and other drug-related data from other external data sources, such as Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), NDRAC, AIC, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

Contact for further information

All enquiries email aod@aihw.gov.au.