May 1, 2015

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG TREATMENT IN AUSTRALIA

Continuing with new data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, we have the latest data on alcohol and other drug treatment in Australian for 2013 - 14.  There were 795 agencies providing publicly funded AOD treatment in this period, and 122 000 people received treatment.  Alcohol remains the main drug of concern, with 40% of treatment episodes listing alcohol as the primary drug, however there was an increase in people seeking treatment for amphetamines rising from 7% of closed treatment episodes in 2009 increasing to 17% of treatment episodes in 2013 - 14.

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