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Overlap between youth justice supervision and alcohol and other drug treatment services: 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2016 

This report examines the overlap between alcohol and other drug treatment services and youth justice supervision from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2016. Compared with the age-equivalent Australian population, those who had youth justice supervision were 30 times as likely to have an alcohol and other drug treatment service, and those who received an alcohol and other drug treatment service were 30 times as likely to have youth justice supervision.

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services in Australia 2016–17 

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.

Related AODTS 2016–17 reports include:

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2006-07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2006-07 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 2006-07 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2008).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: report on the National Minimum Data Set 

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: report on the National Minimum Data Set presents national, state and territory 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. This is the seventh report in the series of annual publications on the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS). This report, along with others in the Drug Treatment series, is useful for policy-makers, planners, researchers and the broader community.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2006-07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2006-07 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 2006-07 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2008).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2006-07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2006-07 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 2006-07 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2008).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2006-07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2006-07 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 2006-07 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2008).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2006-07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2006-07 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 2006-07 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2008).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2006-07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2006-07 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 2006-07 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2008).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2006-07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2006-07 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 2006-07 collection and its national findings can be found in the publication Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2008).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006-07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set presents 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 AODTS-NMDS 2006-07 annual report.

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data collection: 2007 report 

The National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data (NOPSAD) collection, 2007 report presents data on the number of clients accessing pharmacotherapy for the treatment of opioid addiction, the number of 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.

The effectiveness of the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative in rural and remote Australia 

The Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative (IDDI) provides a nationally consistent framework through which police and courts may refer eligible drug offenders towards appropriate assessment, education or drug treatment. This report presents an evaluation of the effectiveness of the IDDI in rural and remote Australia, drawing on quantitative and qualitative evidence to explore the extent to which the stated objectives of the IDDI have been achieved in rural and remote locations.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS specifications 2008-09: 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). It should be particularly useful to staff in Australian Government, state and territory departments, and alcohol and other drug treatment agency staff directly involved in the collection and reporting of the data set. Treatment agency staff looking for information to assist them in providing AODTS-NMDS data to third parties will find details about each data item, such as 'principal drug of concern', in Chapter 4.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2005-06: findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

'Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2005-06: findings from the National Minimum Data Set' presents 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 AODTS-NMDS 2005-06 annual report.