Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2014-15 (Web - AIHW)

In 2014-15, around 850 alcohol and other drug treatment services provided just over 170,000 treatment episodes to around 115,000 clients.

The top 4 drugs that led clients to seek treatment were alcohol (38% of treatment episodes), cannabis (24%), amphetamines (20%) and heroin (6%. The proportion of episodes where clients were receiving treatment for amphetamines (20%) has continued to increase over the last 10 years, from 11% of treatment episodes in 2005-06, and 17% in 2014-15. Clients in AOD treatment services are ageing, with a median age of 33 years in 2014-15, up from 31 in 2005-06.

View web page: Alcohol and other drug treatment services

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