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released: 12 Dec 2011 author: AIHW

In the Northern Territory in 2009-10, 20 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 3,798 treatment episodes. This represented one less treatment agency and around 40 extra treatment episodes compared with 2008-09. Alcohol was the principal drug on concern for 69% of treatment episodes in 2009-10 the highest proportion of all states and territories. The most common form of main treatment provided was assessment only (39% of episodes), followed by counselling (21%), and rehabilitation (16%). The proportion of clients receiving withdrawal management (detoxification) as their main treatment fell from 15% of episodes in 2008-09 to 7% in 2009-10.

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-258-2; Cat. no. AUS 151; 16pp.; Internet Only

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AIHW 2011. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). AIHW bulletin no. 99. Cat. no. AUS 151. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420902>.

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