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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 Victoria 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 Victoria. 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 South Australia 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 South Australia. 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 Western Australia 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 Western Australia. 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 Australia 2001-02: report on the National Minimum Data Set 

This report presents national, state and territory data on publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment services; the clients who use these services; the types of drug problems for which treatment is being sought; and the types of treatment provided. The National Minimum Data Set has been implemented to assist in monitoring and evaluating key objectives of the National Drug Strategic Framework and to assist in the planning, management and quality improvement of alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia. It provides useful information to government health authorities, researches and the broader community.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services National Minimum Data Set: National Health Data Dictionary, version 12 

A National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) is a core set of data elements agreed by the National Health Information Management Group for mandatory collection and reporting at a national level. One NMDS may include data elements that are also included in another National Minimum Data Set. A NMDS is contingent upon a national agreement to collect uniform data and to supply it as part of the national collection, but does not preclude agencies and service providers from collecting additional data to meet their own specific needs.The National Health Data Dictionary contains definitions of data elements that are included in NMDS collections in the health sector, including data elements used to derive some of the performance indicators required under Australian Health Care Agreements (bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments about funding and delivery of health services).The following pages contain the Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS and its associated data elements and data element concepts.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS specifications 2003-04: 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 Commonwealth, state and territory departments, and alcohol and other drug treatment agency staff directly involved in the collection and reporting of the data set.

The need for and provision of human services in the ACT 

This report draws together the most current data accessible by the AIHW on the need for and provision of human services in the ACT in the areas of aged care, disability, housing, homelessness, alcohol and other drugs, and mental health. Taking a wide view across these human service areas, the report is an authoritative source of information on potential need for assistance, service use and expenditure in the ACT. Placing this information in the broader context of human services across Australia, this report provides a strong information basis for planners and provides of services for people in need of assistance in the ACT.

Statistics on drug use in Australia 2002 

'Statistics on Drug Use in Australia 2002' is the tenth 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. Data represented on patterns of drug use (including trends and attitudes to use), international comparisons, drugs and health, special population groups, crime and law enforcement, polydrug use and drug avoidance and moderation. New to this edition is a chapter on treatment services and data describing drug use by police detainees and drug use and drug-related offences by male prisoners. 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 water safety, national alcohol strategy 2001 to 2003-04 

This report was prepared in response to an invitation to examine the role of alcohol in drowning and other types of injury associated with recreational aquatic activities. The purpose of this report is to collate available information, including new sources, to support priority setting and policy formulation.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2000-01: first report on the National Minimum Data Set 

The report presents data on publicly funded alcohol and drug treatment services, the clients who use those services and the type of drug problems for which treatment is sought. It is the first report in a series of publications on alcohol and other drug treatment services. The national Minimum Data Set has been implemented to assist in monitoring and evaluating key objectives of the National Drug Strategic Framework and to assist in the planning, management and quality improvement of alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia. This report, used in conjunction with other resources, will be useful for policy makers, planners and researchers interested in drug-related matters - particularly drug treatment.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services 2002-03: guidelines for collection of the National Minimum Data Set 

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 Commonwealth, State and Territory departments, and alcohol and other drug treatment agency staff directly involved in the collection and reporting of the data set.

Guidelines for the NMDS for alcohol and other drug treatment services 2001-02 

This report is a guide to the collection of data on alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia for the period 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002. It covers the content, background, scope and collection process of the National Minimum Data Set for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services and explains the changes that have been made for the 2001-02 collection. The report features a detailed definition of each data element that will be collected for 2001-02, making it particularly relevant to information managers and treatment providers involved in the collection of the data set.