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released: 28 Aug 2013 author: AIHW media release

Almost 700 agencies provided over 150,000 treatment episodes for alcohol and other drug issues in Australia in 2011-12. Most of the closed episodes provided in 2011-12 were for clients receiving treatment for their own drug use, and these clients tended to be male and in their 20s and 30s. Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern, accounting for almost half of these closed episodes, and counselling was the most common type of treatment.

ISSN 14476746; ISBN 9781742494746; Cat. no. HSE 139; 168pp.; $20

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Notes
    • Summary
      • Most treatment was provided to clients for their own drug use
      • Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern
      • Counselling was the most common type of treatment
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Drug use in Australia
      • 1.2 National drug strategy
      • 1.3 Types of agencies and treatment
      • 1.4 Report structure
    • 2 Data
      • 2.1 Data on agencies
      • 2.2 Data on treatment episodes
      • 2.3 Data on clients
      • 2.4 Data quality and coverage
    • 3 Treatment agencies and episodes
      • 3.1 Key points
      • 3.2 Number of closed episodes and agencies
      • 3.3 Service sector: government and non-government
      • 3.4 Remoteness
      • 3.5 Length of treatment episodes
    • 4 Clients
      • 4.1 Key points
      • 4.2 Treatment provided to clients for their own drug use
      • 4.3 Assistance provided to clients for someone else's drug use
    • 5 Drugs of concern
      • 5.1 Key points
      • 5.2 Principal and additional drugs of concern
      • 5.3 Alcohol
      • 5.4 Cannabis
      • 5.5 Amphetamines
      • 5.6 Nicotine
      • 5.7 Heroin
      • 5.8 Benzodiazepines
      • 5.9 Selected other drugs
    • 6 Treatment
      • 6.1 Key points
      • 6.2 Main and additional treatment types
      • 6.3 Counselling
      • 6.4 Withdrawal management
      • 6.5 Assessment only
      • 6.6 Support and case management only
      • 6.7 Information and education only
      • 6.8 Rehabilitation
      • 6.9 Other treatment types
      • 6.10 Hospitalisations associated with drug use
      • 6.11 Alcohol and other drug problems among Australia's prisoners
    • 7 State and territory summaries
      • 7.1 New South Wales
      • 7.2 Victoria
      • 7.3 Queensland
      • 7.4 Western Australia
      • 7.5 South Australia
      • 7.6 Tasmania
      • 7.7 Australian Capital Territory
      • 7.8 Northern Territory
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Information about the data and methods
    • Appendix B: Data quality statement for the AODTS NMDS
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of supplementary tables
    • Related publications

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  1. (11 Sept 2013) Supplementary tables added on additional material tab.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2011-12. Drug treatment series no. 21. Cat. no. HSE 139. Canberra: AIHW.