released: 12 Dec 2011 author: AIHW
In New South Wales in 2009-10, 258 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and outlets provided 35,202 treatment episodes. This was an increase of eight treatment agencies and 309 episodes compared to 2008-09.
Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern, rising from 51% of episodes in 2008-09 to 54% in 2009-10. Cannabis accounted for 18% and heroin for 10% of episodes. The proportion of amphetamine-related episodes fell slightly from 9% to 7%.
Counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided (34% of episodes), followed by withdrawal management (20%) and assessment only (16%).
ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-253-7; Cat. no. AUS 146; 16pp.; Internet Only
Publication table of contents
- About this bulletin
- Treatment agencies
- Client profile
- Drugs of concern
- Treatment programs
- How to find out more
- Verso page
AIHW 2011. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). AIHW bulletin no. 94. Cat. no. AUS 146. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 July 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420789>.