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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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Statistics on drug use in Australia 2000 

Statistics on Drug Use in Australia 2000 is the ninth in a series originally titled Statistics on Drug Abuse in Australia. The report provides readers with a comprehensive summary of major drug use statistical collections, with references to sources of more detailed information. Data are presented on drug use patterns (including trends and attitudes to use), drugs and health, special population groups and crime and law enforcement. New to this edition are chapters on drug avoidance behaviours, polydrug use and international comparisons.This report and others in the Drug Statistics Series will be useful resources for policy-makers, planners and researchers interested in drug-related matters.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services: Development of a National Minimum Data Set 

Covers the background, development process, and content of the National Minimum Data Set for the period 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001, and reviews data development changes that will be implemented during the 2001-02 collection. It also provides detailed definitions for every data element included in the National Minimum Data Set. This report will be useful to policy makers, health administrators, information managers and service providers that are working in the alcohol and other drug treatment services field, particularly those involved in the collection of the data set.

The quantification of drug-caused mortality and morbidity in Australia, 1998 

Provides a comprehensive estimate of deaths and hospital separations caused by tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs. The report presents revised aetiological faction estimates attributing deaths and hospital separations from each of a range of specific illnesses and injuries to tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs. It also presents estimates of 1998 deaths and potential years of life lost and 1997-98 hospital separations and patient days attributable to each of these drugs based on the revised fractions.

Guidelines for the National Minimum Data Set for alcohol and other drug treatment services 

Provides information about the collection process and the data elements that comprise the data set. The guidelines cover the background, the justification, the step-by-step collection process, and the content of the National Minimum Data Set for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services. The guidelines also include a detailed definition for every data element that will be collected as part of the National Minimum Data Set during the 2000-2001 financial-year period. They will be particularly relevant to information managers and service providers that are involved in the collection of the data set.

Statistics on drug use in Australia 1998 

Provides an accessible summary of major drug-use statistical collections which will lead interested readers to sources of more detailed information. Data are presented on drug use patterns (including trends and international comparisons); the economics of drug use; drug use among special population groups; the health impacts of drug use; treatment services; and drug-related crime and law enforcement. This report and others in the Drug Statistics Series will be useful resources for policy-makers, planners and researchers interested in drug-related matters.