Tasmania

In 2016–17, 24 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies in Tasmania provided 3,389 completed treatment episodes to 2,401 clients (Tables SA.1–2).

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Tasmania reported a decrease of 451 (12%) closed treatment episodes and 572 (19%) clients in 2016–17 compared with the previous collection year (3,840 closed treatment episodes and 2,973 estimated clients in 2015­–16).

In 2016–17, most (86%) clients in Tasmania received treatment from 1 agency, and received an average of 1.4 treatment episodes, which is slightly lower than national average of 1.6 episodes (Tables SC.21 and SC.23).

In Tasmania, a total of 7,986 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):

  • 4.4% (353) of clients received treatment in the 2 most recent collection years, that is, in both 2015–16 and 2016–17
  • 1.8% (147) of clients received treatment in the 3 most recent collection years, that is, in each year from 2014–15 to 2016–17
  • 1.1% (86) of clients received treatment in all 4 collection years, that is, in each year from 2013–14 to 2016–17
  • About 1 in 6 clients (18% or 1,404 clients) received treatment in 2016–17 only, and 22% (1,773) received treatment in 2015–16 only.