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released: 12 Dec 2011 author: AIHW

In the Australian Capital Territory in 2009-10, 10 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 3,585 treatment episodes. Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern (55%), followed by cannabis (17%) and heroin (14%). These proportions were similar to the previous year. Episodes reporting amphetamines as their principal drug of concern dropped by 3 percentage points from 9% in 2008-09 to 6% in 2009-10. The most common form of treatment in 2009-10 was counselling accounting for 30% of treatment episodes, followed by withdrawal management (21%).

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-257-5; Cat. no. AUS 150; 16pp.; Internet Only

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AIHW 2011. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). AIHW bulletin no. 98. Cat. no. AUS 150. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 18 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420901>.