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released: 12 Dec 2011 author: AIHW

In Victoria, 138 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and outlets supplying data provided 52,133 treatment episodes in 2009-10. This was an increase of two agencies and about 5,000 treatment episodes compared with 2008-09. Alcohol (46%), cannabis (23%), opioids (19%, with heroin alone accounting for 14%), and amphetamines (5%) were the most common principal drugs of concern. Counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided (accounting for 51% of episodes) followed by withdrawal management (detoxification) (19%) and support and case management only (13%).

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-259-9; Cat. no. AUS 152; 16pp.; INTERNET ONLY

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). AIHW bulletin no. 100. Cat. no. AUS 152. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 16 September 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420903>.