MNCLHD

MNCLHD

26 April 2018

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services in Australia

The report Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services in Australia 2016–17: key findings, shows that over 127,000 Australians received drug or alcohol treatment in 2016–17, equating to around 1 in every 170 people. The fastest growing treatment area is for amphetamine use, which has more than doubled over the last 10 years—in 2007–08.
The report from AIHW also shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians were overrepresented among clients. Despite only comprising 2.7% of the Australian population (10 years and over), 1 in 7 clients (15%) receiving drug or alcohol treatment services were Indigenous.




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