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released: 23 Oct 2009 author: AIHW media release

Around 154,000 alcohol and other drug treatment episodes were provided during 2007-08, an increase of about 7,000 episodes compared to 2006-07. Younger clients were more likely to receive treatment for cannabis use and older clients for alcohol use. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the National Minimum Data Set presents data such as these on publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment services and their clients.

ISSN 1447-6746; ISBN 978 1 74024 950 8; Cat. no. HSE 73; 122pp.; OUT OF PRINT

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (229KB PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Clients
      • Drugs
      • Treatment
      • Agencies
  • Body section (322KB PDF)
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Purpose and structure
      • 1.2 Scope of the AODTS-NMDS
      • 1.3 Collection count
      • 1.4 Data issues
      • 1.5 Other information from the AODTS-NMDS collection
    2. Treatment agency profile
      • 2.1 Treatment agency sector
      • 2.2 Location of treatment agencies
      • 2.3 Location of treatment agencies and treatment types
    3. Client profile
      • 3.1 Client type
      • 3.2 Age and sex
      • 3.3 Indigenous status
      • 3.4 Country of birth and preferred language
    4. Drugs of concern
      • 4.1 Context
      • 4.2 Principal drug of concern
      • 4.3 All drugs of concern
      • 4.4 Alcohol
      • 4.5 Cannabis
      • 4.6 Amphetamines
      • 4.7 Heroin
      • 4.8 Benzodiazepines
      • 4.9 Ecstasy
      • 4.10 Cocaine
    5. Treatment programs
      • 5.1 Main treatment
      • 5.2 Additional treatments
      • 5.3 Counselling
      • 5.4 Withdrawal management (detoxification)
      • 5.5 Assessment only
      • 5.6 Information and education only
      • 5.7 Support and case management only
      • 5.8 Rehabilitation
      • 5.9 Other main treatment types
      • 5.10 National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data Collection 2008
    6. Collection methods and data quality
      • 6.1 Collection method and data included
      • 6.2 Comprehensiveness of the data
      • 6.3 Data quality
    7. Data development-enhancing policy and planning relevance
      • 7.1 How much treatment is being provided?
      • 7.2 Is treatment accessible?
      • 7.3 Is treatment effective?
  • End matter (309KB PDF)
    • Appendixes
      1. 2007-08 data elements
      2. Policy and administrative features in each jurisdiction
      3. Detailed tables
      4. Australian Standard Geographical Classification
      5. Australian Standard Classification of Drugs of Concern
      6. Alcohol and other drug treatment provided by services funded to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
      7. Mapping of ICD-10-AM codes to ASCDC output categories
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the National Minimum Data Set. Cat. no. HSE 73. Canberra: AIHW.

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