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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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Data quality statement 

Imputation methodology for AODTS clients 

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Supplementary tables 

Index of supplementary data tables 

The following table provides a guide to the range and location of information available in the supplementary tables.

Grouping Characteristic
Agency Service sector
Remoteness area
Clients Demographics(a)
Drugs
Method of use and injecting status
Duration
Treatment
Drugs Demographics(a)
Principal and additional drugs of concern
Method of use and injecting status
Duration
Treatment type and setting
Source of referral
Reason for cessation
Treatment Demographics(a)
Main and additional treatment types
Duration
Treatment type and setting
Source of referral
Reason for cessation
State and territory Demographics(a)
Principal drug of concern
Method of use and injecting status
Duration
Treatment type and setting
Source of referral
Reason for cessation
  1. Includes sex, age group, Indigenous status, country of birth and preferred language.

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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