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.
More reports and statistics on AODTS can be found under Alcohol, Illicit use of drugs and Smoking.
clients received just over 206,600 treatment episodes from publicly funded specialised AOD treatment services in 2015–16
The top four drugs that led clients to seek AOD treatment were alcohol, amphetamines, cannabis and heroin
of AOD clients were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
of closed treatment episodes had counselling as the most common AOD treatment type
treatment episodes were provided by AOD treatment agencies
for amphetamine use has more than doubled over the last 5 years (from 11% in 2011–12 to 23% in 2015–16)
clients received opioid pharmacotherapy treatment from authorised prescribers for opioid drug dependence in 2017
clients receiving opioid pharmacotherapy treatment were treated with methadone. Heroin was the most common opioid drug of dependence for which treatment was sought
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