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This web report supplements the Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2016–17 report by presenting key state and territory findings on clients, closed treatment episodes, and treatment agencies in 2016–17.
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).
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):
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