Explore the interactive dashboards and data cubes below for information regarding the 2016–17 Key findings from the Alcohol and other drug treatment services collection national minimum dataset (AODTS NMDS).

The AODTS NMDS contains information on treatment provided to clients by publicly funded AOD treatment services, including government and non-government organisations. Information on clients and treatment services are included in the AODTS NMDS when a treatment episode provided to a client is closed.

The AODTS NMDS collects data about services provided to people who are seeking assistance for their own drug use, and those seeking assistance for someone else’s drug use.

Data are collected by treatment agencies who forward these data to state and territory government health departments who extract required data according the specifications in the AODTS NMDS. Data are submitted to the AIHW annually for national collation and reporting. Although, the AODTS NMDS collection covers the majority of publicly funded AOD treatment services, it is difficult to fully quantify the scope of AOD services in Australia.

See Technical notes for AODTS key terminology and technical notes.