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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 Australia 2003-04: report on the NMDS 

This report presents national, state and territory data on publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment services and their clients, including information about the types of drug problems for which treatment is sought and the types of treatment provided. This is the fourth 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 Australia, findings from the NMDS 2003-04 

This is the fourth bulletin in the series of annual bulletins on the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS). The AODTS-NMDS aims to provide ongoing information on the demographics of clients who use these services, the treatment they receive and administrative information about the agencies that provide alcohol and other drug treatment. The data contained in this bulletin are derived from the comprehensive AODTS-NMDS 2003-04 annual report.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS specifications 2005-06: 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. Current until 6 April 2006.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2002-03: report on the National Minimum Data Set 

This report presents national, state and territory statistics about alcohol and other drug treatment services and their clients, including information about the types of drug problems for which treatment is sought and the types of treatment provided. This is the third report in the series of annual publications on the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2002-03, findings from the National Minimum Data Set 

This is the third bulletin in a series of annual bulletins on the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS). The AODTS-NMDS aims to provide ongoing information on the demographics of clients who use these services, the treatment they receive and administrative information about the agencies that provide alcohol and other drug treatment.

A guide to Australian alcohol data 

This publication identifies and briefly describes key Australian data collections relevant to assessing patterns of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm. The scope of this list is limited to mostly national data collections in the public domain. This document includes an analysis of these alcohol data collections and how they contribute to reducing alcohol-related harm. The document complements the release of the National Alcohol Research Agenda (NDS 2002), which focuses on research gaps and priorities.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS specifications 2004-05: data dictionary, collection guidelines and validation processes 

These guidelines have been prepared as a reference for those involved in collecting andsupplying the data for the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS). It should be particularly useful to staff in Commonwealth, state and territory departments, and alcohol and other drug treatment agency staff directly involved in the collection and reporting of the data set. Current until 31 March 2005.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2001-02: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2001-02 alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS data for the Northern Territory. More detailed information about the 200102 collection and its findings can be found in the publication titled Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services in Australia 2001-02: report on the National Minimum Data Set which can be accessed on line at http://www.aihw.gov.au/drugs

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2001-02: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2001-02 alcohol and other drug treatment NMDS data for Tasmania. More detailed information about the 2001-02 collection and its findings can be found in the publication titled Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services in Australia 2001-02: report on the National Minimum Data Set which can be accessed on line at http://www.aihw.gov.au/drugs

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2001-02: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2001-02 alcohol and other drug treatment NMDS data for the Australian Capital Territory. More detailed information about the 2001-02 collection and its findings can be found in the publication titled Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services in Australia 2001-02: report on the National Minimum Data Set which can be accessed on line at http://www.aihw.gov.au/drugs

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2001-02: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 

This data briefing summarises the main findings from the 2001-02 alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS data for New South Wales. More detailed information about the 2001-02 collection and its findings can be found in the publication titled Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services in Australia 2001-02: report on the National Minimum Data Set which can be accessed on line at http://www.aihw.gov.au/drugs