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
Publication table of contents
- Treatment agencies
- Client profile
- Drugs of concern
- Treatment programs
- How to find out more
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 24 May 2013 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420901>.