Alcohol and other drug treatment in Australia: Key findings 2016-17
Jun 7, 2018
The AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) have updated the 2016-17 Alcohol and other drugs treatment services key findings report. The report analyses the treatment provided in Australia based on the National Minimum Data Set. It found that 836 publicly-funded alcohol and other drug treatment services provided over 200,000 treatment episodes to an estimated 127,000 clients.
The top four drugs that led clients to seek treatment were alcohol (32% of all treatment episodes), amphetamines (26%), cannabis (22%) and heroin (5%). The proportion of closed treatment episodes where clients were receiving treatment for amphetamines has more than doubled over the last 10 years, from 11% of treatment episodes in 2007-08 to 27% in 2016-17.