Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia: Key findings 2019-2020
Apr 16, 2021
Hot off the press! The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the annual “Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia: Key findings (2019-2020)”. The web report provides useful information, findings and trends on publicly funded alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment agencies, client demographics, drugs of concern and treatment types.
Of the estimated 34,471 people in Queensland who received AOD treatment in 2019-20, just over 15% were aged 10-19. Ten to twenty-nine year olds make up the largest proportion receiving treatment at 27%. Alcohol remains the primary drug of concern for people accessing AOD treatment, making up 33% of all treatment episodes in Queensland. There continues to be increasing numbers of people indicating methamphetamine as their primary drug of concern - rising from 21% of all treatment episodes in Queensland in 2015-16, up to 27% of all treatment episodes in 2019-20.