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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:

Latest reports

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

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2005-06: 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 sixth annual report on the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set. This report, along with others in the Drug Treatment Series, is useful for policy-makers, planners, researchers and the broader community.

Statistics on drug use in Australia 2006 

This report is the twelfth in a series originally titled Statistics on Drug Abuse in Australia. The report provides a comprehensive summary of major drug use statistical collections, with references to sources of more detailed information. It also serves as the 'companion document' to the National Drug Strategy 2004-2009. Data are presented on patterns of drug use, international comparisons, drugs and health, special population groups, and crime and law enforcement. New to this edition is a feature on methamphetamine use, drug use among prisoners and juvenile offenders, and alcohol use among those in the workforce. This report and others in the Drug Statistics Series are useful resources for policy-makers, planners and researchers interested in drug-related matters.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS specifications 2007-08: 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.

Developing a nationally consistent data set for needle and syringe programs 

This report details a project undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing to develop a national Needle and Syringe Program data set and associated reporting instrument to facilitate consistent and comparable data collection and reporting. It provides a description of the methodology used and includes a copy of the data set and reporting instrument developed as part of the project. The report includes a number of recommendations regarding the future development and expansion of the data set. 'Developing a nationally consistent data set for needle and syringe programs' is the result of consultations with service providers, state and territory representatives and the Australian government.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2004-05: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2004-05 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (AODTS) NMDS data for the ACT. Throughout this briefing, data from the ACT are presented along with 2004-05 national AODTS-NMDS data. Highlights include: 9 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 4,213 'closed treatment episodes'; almost two-fifths (38%) of closed treatment episodes were for clients aged 20-29 years and more than one-quarter (27%) were for clients aged 30-39 years; and male clients accounted for over two-thirds (70%) of all closed treatment episodes.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2004-05: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2004-05 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (AODTS) NMDS data for NSW. Throughout this briefing, data from NSW are presented along with 2004-5 national AODTS-NMDS data. Highlights include: 287 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 43,079 'closed treatment episodes'; almost one-third of closed treatment episodes were for clients aged 20-29 years or 30-39 years; and male clients accounted for about two-thirds (67%) of all closed treatment episodes.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2004-05: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2004-05 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (AODTS) NMDS data for the NT. Throughout this briefing, data from the NT are presented along with 2004-05 national AODTS-NMDS data. Highlights include: 18 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 2,426 'closed treatment episodes'; one-third (33%) of closed treatment episodes were for clients aged 30-39 years and one-quarter (25%) were for clients aged 40-49 years; and male clients accounted for two-thirds (66%) of all closed treatment episodes.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2004-05: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2004-05 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (AODTS) NMDS data for SA. Throughout this briefing, data from SA are presented along with 2004-05 national AODTS-NMDS data. Highlights include: 46 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 7,952 'closed treatment episodes'; more than one-quarter (29%) of closed treatment episodes were for clients aged 20-29 years and almost one-third (31%) were for clients aged 30-39 years; and male clients accounted for about two-thirds (67%) of all closed treatment episodes.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2004-05: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2004-05 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (AODTS) NMDS data for Victoria. Throughout this briefing, data from Victoria are presented along with 2004-05 national AODTS-NMDS data. Highlights include: 136 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and outlets provided 46,369 'closed treatment episodes'; one-third (33%) of closed treatment episodes were for clients aged 20-29 years and more than one-quarter (28%) were for clients aged 30-39 years; and male clients accounted for close to two-thirds (64%) of all closed treatment episodes.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2004-05: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2004-05 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (AODTS) NMDS data for Tasmania. Throughout this briefing, data from Tasmania are presented along with 2004-05 national AODTS-NMDS data. Highlights include: 12 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 1,921 'closed treatment episodes'; almost one-third (31%) of closed treatment episodes were for clients aged 20-29 years and just over one-quarter (26%) were for clients aged 30-39 years; male clients accounted for 59% of all closed treatment episodes.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2004-05: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2004-05 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (AODTS) NMDS data for WA. Throughout this briefing, data from WA are presented along with 2004-05 national AODTS-NMDS data. Highlights include: 40 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 16,092 'closed treatment episodes'; one-third (33%) of closed treatment episodes were for clients aged 20-29 years and more than one-quarter (27%) were for clients aged 30-39 years; and male clients accounted for 62% of all closed treatment episodes.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2004-05: report on the National Minimum Data Set 

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2004-05: 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 fifth 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 NMDS specifications 2006-07: 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.

2004 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: detailed findings 

This report extends the analysis presented in '2004 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: first results' by providing more detailed information on drug use prevalence, drug-related behaviours and incidents, and support for drug-related policy and legislation. The report features analysis relating to young people--reflecting the inclusion in the 2004 survey of 12-13-year-olds--and new material on mental and physical health, also included for the first time in 2004. This report, along with others in the Drug statistics series, will be a useful resource for policy-makers, planners and researchers interested in drug-related matters.