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released: 12 Jun 2015 author: AIHW

On a snapshot day in 2014, over 48,000 clients received pharmacotherapy treatment for their opioid dependence at 2,432 dosing points around Australia. As in previous year, methadone was the most common pharmacotherapy drug, with around two-thirds (67%) of clients treated with this drug. There were 2,319 prescribers of opioid pharmacotherapy drugs, an increase of 15% from 2013.

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-737-2; Cat. no. AUS 190; 24pp.; $14

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Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Clients
  • Prescribers
  • Dosing points
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • References
  • More information and related publications
  • Verso page
  •  Appendix A: Explanatory notes
  •  Appendix B: Data requests and related data collections

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. National opioid pharmacotherapy statistics 2014. AIHW bulletin no. 128. Cat. no. AUS 190. Canberra: AIHW.

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