The AODTS NMDS emanated from the national forum ‘treatment and research—where to from here?’ held in 1995 by the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia. In December 1999 the Australian Government and state and territory governments, through the then National Health Information Management Group, endorsed a version of the AODTS NMDS for collection to commence on 1 July 2000. The first data were collected for 2000–01; this was considered a pilot year. The data from 2001–02 onwards contain information about alcohol and other drug treatment services; the clients who use these services; the types of drug problems for which treatment is sought and the types of treatment provided.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2018

Geographical coverage

National  |  National and state and territory |  Other

Data availability​​

  • publications

  • data cubes

  • summary tables published in electronic form

  • statistics

  • client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)

  • restricted unit record access is subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply). AODTS Working Group approval is required for unreleased state and territory data

Data scope

Government publicly-funded alcohol and other drug treatment services, national

Methodology

Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2015-18

External links and information 

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services in Australia 2016–17

Guidelines for AODTS data submitters

2017–18 data collection and submission information

Contact

[email protected]