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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, 87 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies in Western Australia provided 24,383 treatment episodes to 18,099 clients (Tables SA.1–2).
In 2016–17, most (85%) clients in Western Australia received treatment from 1 agency, and received an average of 1.3 treatment episodes, which is slightly lower than the national average of 1.6 episodes (Tables SC.21 and SC.23).
In Western Australia, a total of 52,184 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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