Completion of alcohol and drug treatment in Australia, 2011-12 to 2020-21
Mar 17, 2023
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have published a reported titled “Completion of alcohol and drug treatment in Australia, 2011-12 to 2020-21: Differences by drugs of concern and treatment characteristics.” The report uses data from the National Minimum Data Set, that tracks outcomes of treatment for alcohol and other drug concerns in Australia. The report found that the highest rates of unplanned exit from treatment was for clients accessing treatment for methamphetamine use. This shows us that some elements of our current treatment system may not be meeting the needs of people who use methamphetamine. The study also found that residential rehabilitation was the treatment type that had the highest rates of unplanned completion.