South Australia

In 2016–17, 70 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies in South Australia provided 11,665 treatment episodes to 8,463 clients (Tables SA.1-2).

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In 2016–17, most (88%) clients in South Australia received treatment from 1 agency, and received an average of 1.4 treatment episodes, which is slightly lower than the national average of 1.6 episodes (Tables SC.21 and SC.23).

In South Australia, a total of 26,975 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% (983) of clients received treatment in the 2 most recent collection years, that is, in both 2015–16 and 2016–17
  • 1.4% (381) of clients received treatment in the 3 most recent collection years, that is, in each year from 2014–15 to 2016–17
  • 1.1% (298) 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 (20% or 5,444 clients) received treatment in 2016–17 only, and about 1 on 6 (17% or 4,589 clients) received treatment in 2015–16 only.