Queensland

In 2016–17, 168 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies in Queensland provided 44,396 treatment episodes to 33,541 clients (Tables SA.1–2).

In 2016–17, most (90%) clients in Queensland received treatment from 1 agency, and received an average of 1.3 treatment episodes, which is lower than the national result of 1.6 episodes (Tables SC.21 and SC.23).

In Queensland, a total of 104,704 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):

  • 3.6% (3,750) of clients received treatment in the 2 most recent collection years, that is, in both 2015–16 and 2016–17
  • 1.2% (1,213) of clients received treatment in the 3 most recent collection years, that is, in each year from 2014–15 to 2016–17
  • less than 1% (847) of clients received treatment in all 4 collection years, that is, in each year from 2013–14 to 2016–17
  • about 1 in 5 clients (22% or 22,978 clients) received treatment in 2016–17 only, and a similar percentage (22% or 23,196 clients) received treatment in 2015–16 only.