ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG TREATMENT IN AUSTRALIA 2013 - 14

June 19, 2015

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG TREATMENT IN AUSTRALIA 2013 - 14

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has published their annual report on "Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2013 -14."  The report provides data from all the alcohol and other drug treatment services that submit data to the AOD National Minimum Dataset.  In Queensland 141 agencies from both government and non-government sectors provided data on the types of presentations and the nature of the AOD treatment provided.  Nationally, alcohol was the common principal drug of concern making up 40% of all treatment episodes.  This was followed by cannabis with 24% of treatment episodes, amphetamines with 17% of treatment episodes and heroin with 7% of treatment episodes.  There was evidence that there are increases in people presenting for treatment for amphetamines, with this class of substance making up only 7% of treatment episodes in 2009 - 10, up to 17% in 2013 -14.

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