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released: 15 Jun 2016 author: AIHW media release

In 2014–15, around 850 alcohol and other drug treatment services provided just over 170,000 treatment episodes to around 115,000 clients. The top 4 drugs that led clients to seek treatment were alcohol (38% of treatment episodes), cannabis (24%), amphetamines (20%) and heroin (6%). The proportion of episodes where clients were receiving treatment for amphetamines has continued to increase over the last 10 years, from 11% of treatment episodes in 2005–06 to 20% in 2014–15. The median age of clients in AOD treatment services is increasing, 33 years in 2014–15, up from 31 in 2005–06.

ISSN ISSN 2205-5088 (PDF) ISSN 1447-6746 (Print); ISBN 978-1-74249-939-0; Cat. no. HSE 173; 93pp.; $16

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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 Alcohol and other drug treatment services
      • 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 Location of treatment
      • 5.4 Referral to treatment
      • 5.5 Clients diverted from the justice system
      • 5.6 Length of treatment
      • 5.7 Treatment completion
      • 5.8 Treatment types
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data and methods
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2014–15. Drug treatment series no. 27. Cat. no. HSE 173. Canberra: AIHW.

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