In 2017–18, the majority of closed episodes for all clients, included:

  • counselling as the most common main treatment in Tasmania (44% of episodes), followed by assessment only (23%), and rehabilitation (21%) (Figure 23; Table SE TAS. 20)
  • where an additional treatment was provided as a supplementary to the main treatment, counselling (7%) was the most common type of additional treatment, followed by other (2%).

Over the period 2013–14 to 2017–18:

  • counselling remained the most common main treatment, despite the proportion of closed episodes dropping from 62% in 2013–14 to 44% in 2017–18
  • assessment only increased from 18% in 2013–14 to 32% in 2014–15, but has decreased over the past three years to 23% in 2017–18
  • rehabilitation increased, climbing from 5% in 2013–14 to 21% in 2017–18, the proportion of episodes for rehabilitation is higher in Tasmania than the national rate (Table SE TAS.20)
  • the proportion of closed treatment episodes for counselling was lowest in Tasmania in 2016–17 compared to the national rate (37% in Tasmania compared with 40% nationally) (Tables SE TAS.20 and ST.2).