Summary

  • In Tasmania, 11 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 2,568 'closed treatment episodes' (see below for the definition of 'closed treatment episodes').
  • The majority of closed treatment episodes were for clients aged between 20 and 39 years of age (51%), with over one-quarter of all treatment episodes (28%) provided for clients in the 20-29 year age group.
  • Male clients in Tasmania accounted for two-thirds (66%) of all closed treatment episodes.
  • In Tasmania, alcohol (41%) and cannabis (19%) were the most common principal drugs of concern in closed treatment episodes, followed by nicotine (18%).
  • Of all closed treatment episodes in Tasmania, counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided (56%), followed by withdrawal management (detoxification) (16%) and assessment only (8%).
  • In Tasmania, clients aged 10-19 and 20-29 years were more likely than clients aged 30 years or more to seek treatment for cannabis (46% and 28%, compared to 8% respectively) and less likely to seek treatment for alcohol (32% and 29%, compared to 49%).