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released: 18 Jun 2015 author: AIHW

Around 119,000 clients were estimated to have received over 180,700 treatment episodes from 795 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies in 2013-14. Alcohol was the most common drug leading clients aged 30 and over to seek treatment, while cannabis was most common for clients aged 10–29. Over the 5 years from 2009–10, there has been an increase in the proportion of episodes where amphetamines were the principal drug on concern (from 7% to 17%) and an increase in smoking/inhaling as the method of administration for amphetamines. A majority of treatment episodes had a duration of three months or less, and counselling remains the most common treatment type.

ISSN 1447-6746; ISBN 978-1-74249-749-5; Cat. no. HSE 158; 71pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Notes
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Drug use in Australia
      • 1.2 National Drug Strategy
      • 1.3 Agencies, clients and treatment
      • 1.4 The AODTS NMDS
      • 1.5 Report structure
    • 2 At a glance
      • 2.1 Key facts
      • 2.2 Agencies
      • 2.3 Clients
      • 2.4 Drugs of concern and treatment provided
    • 3 Agencies
      • 3.1 Key facts
      • 3.2 Number of agencies
      • 3.3 Service sector
      • 3.4 Remoteness
    • 4 Drugs of concern
      • 4.1 Key facts
      • 4.2 Alcohol
      • 4.3 Cannabis
      • 4.4 Amphetamines
      • 4.5 Heroin
      • 4.6 Selected other drugs
    • 5 Treatment provided
      • 5.1 Key facts
      • 5.2 Characteristics of clients and episodes
      • 5.3 Referral to treatment
      • 5.4 Length of treatment
      • 5.5 Treatment completion
      • 5.6 Treatment types
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data and methods
      • Appendix B: Imputation methodology for AODTS clients
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2013–14. Drug treatment series no. 25. Cat. no. HSE 158. Canberra: AIHW.

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