MNCLHD

MNCLHD

05 May 2017

Alcohol and drug treatment services in Australia

In 2015-16, around 796 alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided just over 206,000 treatment episodes to an estimated 133,000 clients. This was an icrease of 17% over the five previous years. The most common drugs leading people to seek treatment were alcohol (32%), cannabis (23%), amphetamines (23%) and heroin (6%). Two in three clients were male and 55% were aged 20-39. Treatment for amphetamines is continuing to increase.

The AIHW has presented Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia, 2015-16: key findings  a useful summary of the National Minimum Data Set published recently. The site also links to all the available data on alcohol, smoking and illicit drug taking in Australia.

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