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released: 3 Dec 2010 author: AIHW media release

Around 143,000 alcohol and other drug treatment episodes were provided in Australia in 2008-09. More episodes of this treatment were for alcohol than any other drug type, and this proportion has now risen four years in a row. As with previous years, counselling was more prevalent than any other type of treatment. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: 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 978-1-74249-089-2; Cat. no. HSE 92; 130pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title & verso title pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 How are the data collected?
      • 1.2 What's included in the AODTS-NMDS?
      • 1.3 Important issues that explain the data
      • 1.4 Data issues specific to the 2008-09 year
      • 1.5 Using AODTS-NMDS Data
    2. What sector and where are the treatment agencies?
      • 2.1 Service sector
      • 2.2 Locations
      • 2.3 Treatment types reporting from different geographical locations
    3. Who uses alcohol and other drug treatment services?
      • 3.1 Own or other's drug use
      • 3.2 Age and Sex
      • 3.3 Indigenous status
      • 3.4 Country of birth and preferred language
    4. What drugs do people seek treatment for?
      • 4.1 Context
      • 4.2 Key definitions
      • 4.3 Principal drug of concern
      • 4.4 All drugs of concern
      • 4.5 Individual principal drug of concern profiles
    5. What treatments do people receive?
      • 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 2009
      • 5.11 Opioid pharmacotherapy treatment in prisonhealth services 2009
    6. Observed trends in treatment data
      • 6.1 Changes in Principal drug of concern profile
      • 6.2 Changes in age profile
      • 6.3 Changes in Indigenous status profile
      • 6.4 How has the main treatment type changed overtime?
    7. Collection methods and data quality
      • 7.1 Collection method and data included
      • 7.2 Comprehensiveness of the data
      • 7.3 Data quality
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Data elements in the AODTS-NMDS for 2008-09
      • Appendix 2: Policy and administrative features in each jurisdiction
      • Appendix 3: Detailed tables
      • Appendix 4: Australian Standard Geographical Classification
      • Appendix 5: Australian Standard Classification of Drugs of Concern (ASCDC)
      • Appendix 6: Alcohol and other drug treatment provided by services funded to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • Appendix 7: Mapping of ICD-10-AM codes to ASCDC output categories
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2010. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set. Drug treatment series no. 10. Cat. no. HSE 92. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 31 July 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442472422>.

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