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National opioid pharmacotherapy statistics (NOPSAD) 2017 

On a snapshot day in 2017, almost 50,000 clients received pharmacotherapy treatment for their opioid dependence at 2,732 dosing points around Australia.

As in previous years, methadone was the most common pharmacotherapy drug, with around two-thirds (60%) of clients treated with this drug.

There were 3,074 prescribers of opioid pharmacotherapy drugs, an increase of 3% from 2016.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2016–17: key findings 

In 2016–17, 836 publicly-funded alcohol and other drug treatment services provided just over 200,000 treatment episodes to an estimated 127,000 clients.

The top four drugs that led clients to seek treatment were alcohol (32% of all treatment episodes), amphetamines (26%), cannabis (22%) and heroin (5%). The proportion of closed treatment episodes where clients were receiving treatment for amphetamines has more than doubled over the last 10 years, from 11% of treatment episodes in 2007–08 to 27% in 2016–17. Two-thirds (66%) of all clients receiving treatment in 2016–17 were male and the median age of clients remains at 33 years.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for the Northern Territory. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for South Australia. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Queensland 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for Queensland. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for Tasmania. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for Victoria. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set 

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.

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set 2010-11: specifications and collection manual 

The guidelines have been prepared as a reference for those involved in collecting and supplying the data for the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS). Updated guidelines are released each year of the collection. This edition is relevant to the 2010-11 collection period. These guidelines should be particularly useful to staff in the Australian Government, state and territory health departments, and alcohol and other drug treatment agency staff directly involved in the collection and reporting of the data set.

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data collection: 2009 report 

The National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistical Annual Data collection: 2009 report provides information on key questions relating to the number of clients receiving pharmacotherapy treatment, the type of treatment they receive, who prescribes the treatment, where the treatment is received (dosed) and how pharmacotherapy fits more generally with treatment in Australia.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2007-08: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2007-08 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) data for the Australian Capital Territory. Other data bulletins are available for most states and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2007-08 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2009).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2007-08: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2007-08 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) data for New South Wales. Other data bulletins are available for most states and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2007-08 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2009).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2007-08: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2007-08 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) data for the Northern Territory. Other data bulletins are available for most states and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2007-08 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2009).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2007-08: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2007-08 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) data for South Australia. Other data bulletins are available for most states and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2007-08 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2009).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2007-08: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2007-08 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) data for Tasmania. Other data bulletins are available for most states and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2007-08 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2009).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2007-08: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2007-08 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) data for Victoria. Other data bulletins are available for most states and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2007-08 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2009).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2007-08: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2007-08 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) data for Western Australia. Other data bulletins are available for most states and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2007-08 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2009).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: findings from the National Minimum Data Set summarises data on publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment services and their clients, including information about the types of drugs for which treatment is sought and the types of treatment provided. The data contained in this bulletin are derived from the comprehensive AODTA-NMDS 2007-08 annual report.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the National Minimum Data Set 

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.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS specifications: 2009-10: data dictionary, collection guidelines and validation processes 

These guidelines have been prepared as a reference for those involved in collecting and supplying the data for the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS). Updated guidelines are released for each year of the collection. This edition is relevant to the 2009-10 collection period. These guidelines should be particularly useful to staff in Australian Government, state and territory health departments, and alcohol and other drug treatment agency staff directly involved in the collection and reporting of the data set.

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data collection: 2008 report 

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data (NOPSAD) collection: 2008 report presents data on the 41,000 clients accessing pharmacotherapy for the treatment of opioid addiction, the 1,400 prescribers participating in the delivery of pharmacotherapy treatment, and quantitative information about the prescribing sector. This collection is one of a number of data sources that provide a picture of alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia.

Enhancing the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set: counting clients and reporting comorbidity 

The Enhancement Project of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) examined the feasibility of introducing the components of a statistical linkage key and one or more indicators of mental health comorbidity into the AODTS-NMDS. After consultation with jurisdictions and alcohol and other drug treatment agencies, four new data elements were piloted in three jurisdictions. This bulletin presents the findings of this project.