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Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2018-19

Jul 3, 2020

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have published the annual “Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2018-19.”  This report includes data submitted by AOD treatment services, who contribute to the AODTS-NMDS (Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services - National Minimum Data Set). In the 2018-19 financial year, 136 999 people presented for treatment. Alcohol was the most common substance of concern (36% of treatment episodes), followed by amphetamines (28% of treatment episodes), cannabis (20% of treatment episodes) and heroin (5% of treatment episodes). For younger clients aged between 10 - 19, cannabis was by far the most common substance of concern with 61% of treatment episodes for this age group focused on cannabis as the primary drug of concern.

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