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released: 12 Aug 2014 author: AIHW media release

Over 700 agencies provided over 160,000 treatment episodes for alcohol and other drug issues to an estimated 108,000 clients in Australia in 2012–13. Most episodes 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 978-1-74249-609-2; Cat. no. HSE 150; 133pp.; $16

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Notes
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 About the collection
      • 1.1 Drug use in Australia
      • 1.2 National Drug Strategy
      • 1.3 Types of agencies and treatment
      • 1.4 Scope of the AODTS NMDS
      • 1.5 Report structure
    • 2 Overview
      • 2.1 Agencies
      • 2.2 Clients
      • 2.3 Episodes
    • 3 Treatment agencies
      • 3.1 Number of agencies
      • 3.2 Service sector: government and non-government
      • 3.3 Remoteness
    • 4 Clients
      • 4.1 Client counts and data quality
      • 4.2 Client characteristics
    • 5 Treatment episodes for own drug use
      • 5.1 Demographics
      • 5.2 Drugs of concern
      • 5.3 Treatment provided
      • 5.4 Referral source
      • 5.5 Length of treatment episodes
      • 5.6 Reason for cessation
    • 6 Treatment episodes for someone else's drug use
      • 6.1 Demographics
      • 6.2 Treatment provided
      • 6.3 Referral source
      • 6.4 Length of treatment episodes
      • 6.5 Reason for cessation
    • 7 State and territory comparisons
    • 8 Other data sources
      • 8.1 Hospitals
      • 8.2 Online Services Reporting
      • 8.3 Specialist Homelessness Services
      • 8.4 National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data
      • 8.5 Prisoner health
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Glossary
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications
  • References

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (14 Aug 2014) Appendix D added.
  2. (14 Jan 2015) PDF updated.
    Data for Indigenous clients has been revised in Section 5.2 Drugs of concern in the demographics sections for alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines, heroin, nicotine and benzodiazepines (pages 38, 41, 44, 46, 48 and 50). Data for Indigenous clients has been revised in Section 5.3 Treatment provided in the overview, counseling, withdrawal management, assessment only, support and case. management only, information and education only, rehabilitation and pharmacotherapy sections (pages 52, 54-57, 59-61). Table 8.3: table revised to include Unknown sex and Total and the source corrected (page 85). Table 81: table revised to include Unknown Indigenous status and Total and the source corrected (page 101). Table 82: Source corrected (page 101). 
    Previous version - Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2012-13 (3.3MB PDF)
  3. (24 Feb 2015) Supplementary material added - Amphetamine treatment by method of use—AODTS NMDS 2012–13 PDF.
  4. (18 Jun 2015) PDFs updated with following changes.
    Summary: The estimated number of clients has been updated (first bold point).
    Chapter 2, Section 2.2 Clients: The estimated number of clients and client proportions have been updated, including Figure 2.1.
    Chapter 4, Sections 4.1 and 4.2: The estimated numbers of clients and client proportions have been update, including Tables 4.1 - 4.4 and Figure 4.1.
    Appendix C: Imputation methodology for AODTS clients: Table C1 has been updated.
    Appendix D: State and territory summaries: The estimated number of clients for each state and territory has been updated (first paragraph on pages 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19 and 22).
    Supplementary table S4 Clients replaced. 
    Previous version - Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2012-13 (2.6MB PDF)
    Previous version - Appendix D: State and territory summaries (1.4MB PDF) 
     Previous version - S4 Clients (93KB XLS)
  5. (26 Aug 2015) PDF updated as data for Specialist Homelessness Services in Section 8.3 has been revised. 
    Previous version - Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2012-13 (2.6MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2012-13. Drug treatment series no. 24. Cat. no. HSE 150. Canberra: AIHW.

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