In 2021–22, around 131,000 people aged 10 and over received treatment from alcohol and other drug treatment services. The four most common drugs that led clients to seek treatment were alcohol (42% of episodes), amphetamines (24%), cannabis (19%) and heroin (4.5%). The median age of clients was 37 years.
- Cat. no: HSE 250
Treatment agencies provided around 228,500 treatment episodes to an estimated 131,000 people aged 10 and over
3 in 5 people who received treatment were male (60%) and over half (52%) were aged 20–39
Alcohol remains the most common principal drug of concern for which clients sought treatment
Of the 228,500 AOD treatment episodes provided, counselling was the most common treatment type (36%)