• In Tasmania in 2003-04, 12 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 2,357 'closed treatment episodes'.
  • Nearly one-third of closed treatment episodes were for clients aged between 20 and 29 years of age (29%), followed by almost a quarter of all treatment episodes (24%) provided for clients in the 30 - 39 year age group.
  • Male clients accounted for 58% of all closed treatment episodes in Tasmania.
  • In Tasmania, cannabis (37%) and alcohol (29%) were the most common principal drugs of concern in closed treatment episodes, followed by nicotine (12%) and amphetamines (9%).
  • Of all closed treatment episodes in Tasmania, counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided (63%), followed by information and education only (11%).
  • Treatment episodes in Tasmania most commonly ceased because the treatment was completed (48%).