• In the Northern Territory (NT) in 2004-05, 18 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 2,426 'closed treatment episodes'.
  • One-third (33%) of closed treatment episodes were for clients aged 30-39 years, and one-quarter (25%) were for clients aged 40-49 years.
  • Male clients accounted for two-thirds (66%) of all closed treatment episodes.
  • Alcohol (64%) was the most common principal drug of concern, followed by cannabis (14%) and opioids (12%, with morphine accounting for 10% and heroin 1%).
  • Of all closed treatment episodes, counselling was the most common main treatment provided (35%), followed by assessment only (24%) and rehabilitation (13%).
  • Treatment episodes most commonly ceased because the treatment was completed (59%).