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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

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

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new report and web updates on 15 June, 2016:

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2014-15

* 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 has continued to increase over the last 10 years, from 11% of treatment episodes in 2005-06 to 20% in 2014-15.
* The median age of clients in AOD treatment services is increasing, 33 years in 2014-15, up from 31 in 2005-06.

Media release: 1 in 200 Australians seek treatment for alcohol and other drugs

Report: Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2014-15

Web pages: Alcohol and other drugs data

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