Overview

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services assist people to address their drug use. Treatment objectives can include reduction or cessation of drug use as well as improvements to social and personal functioning. Assistance may also be provided to support the family and friends of people using drugs.

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Latest findings

Treatment agencies provided around 243,000 closed treatment episodes to an estimated 139,300 clients aged 10 and over

Over 6 in 10 people were male (62%), and over half (52%) of clients were aged 20–39

Alcohol remains the most common principal drug of concern for which clients sought treatment

Over 2 in 3 (68%) opioid pharmacotherapy clients were male

Almost 9 in 10 (89%) opioid pharmacotherapy dosing points were pharmacies

On average, 17.8 opioid pharmacotherapy clients were treated by each prescriber

More reports and statistics on AOD treatment services can be found under Alcohol, Illicit use of drugs and Smoking.