Data visualisations

AOD treatment agencies 2018–19

The dashboard shows the number of publicly funded AOD treatment agencies in Australia in 2018–19. There were 1,283 specialist alcohol and other drug treatment agencies in Australia in 2018–19, 881 were non-government agencies and 402 were government agencies.

Clients 2018–19

The dashboard shows the demographics of clients treated in Australia in 2018–19. An estimated 136,999 clients aged 10 and over received treatment in Australia. This equates to a rate of 623 clients per 100,000 population. Most clients were male (65% of clients), non-Indigenous (79%) and aged 20–39 (54%).

Main treatment type, all clients, 2018–19

This dashboard shows the main treatment type of all clients in 2018–19. In 2018–19, counselling was the most common main treatment type (39% of closed treatment episodes), followed by assessment only (19%). Where counselling was the main treatment type, the most common source of referral was self/family (41%), and non-residential treatment facilities were the most common (84%) treatment delivery settings. The most common reason for cessation where counselling was the main treatment type was expected/planned completion (55%).

Main treatment type, clients own drug use, 2018–19

This dashboard shows the main treatment type of clients receiving treatment for their own drug use in 2018–19. In 2018–19, counselling was the most common main treatment type (38% of closed treatment episodes) for clients receiving treatment for their own drug use. Where counselling was the main treatment type for a client’s own drug use, the most common source of referral was self/family (39%), and non-residential treatment facilities were the most common (84%) treatment delivery settings. The most common reason for cessation where counselling was the main treatment type for a client’s own drug use was expected/planned (54%).

Main treatment type, treatment for another’s drug use, 2018–19

This dashboard shows the main treatment type of clients receiving treatment for another person’s drug use in 2018–19. In 2018–19, counselling was the most common (52% of closed treatment episodes) main treatment type for clients receiving treatment for another person’s drug use. Where counselling was the main treatment type for another person’s drug use, the most common source of referral was self/family (62%), and non-residential treatment facilities were the most common treatment delivery settings (79%). The most common reason for cessation where counselling was the main treatment type for another person’s drug use was expected/planned (69%).

Principal drug of concern, 2018–19

This dashboard shows the principal drug of concern (PDOC) of clients receiving AOD treatment in 2018–19. In 2018–19, alcohol was the most common PDOC (36% of closed treatment episodes), followed by amphetamines (28%) and cannabis (20%). Where alcohol was the PDOC, counselling was the most common main treatment type (40%), self/family was the most common source of referral (43%) and expected/planned completion was the most common reason for cessation (62%).

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