Australian Capital Territory

In 2016–17, 15 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies in the Australian Capital Territory provided 6,389 completed treatment episodes to 3,949 clients (Tables SA.1–2).

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In 2016–17, most (78%) clients in the Australian Capital Territory received treatment from 1 agency, and received an average of 1.6 treatment episodes, which is consistent with the national average of 1.6 episodes (Tables SC.21 and SC.23).

In the Australian Capital Territory, a total of 9,554 closed treatment episodes were provided to clients over the 4 most recent collection years, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16 and 2016–17. Of these closed episodes, varying proportions of clients received some form of treatment across multiple collection years (Table SC.28):

  • 6.0% (572) of clients received treatment in the 2 most recent collection years, that is, in both 2015–16 and 2016–17
  • 3.0% (283) of clients received treatment in the 3 most recent collection years, that is, in each year from 2014–15 to 2016–17
  • 3.1% (298) of clients received treatment in all 4 collection years, that is, in each year from 2013–14 to 2016–17
  • 23% (2,217) of clients received treatment in 2016–17 only, and about 1 in 6 (16% or 1,566 clients) received treatment in 2015–16 only.