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Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2012 – 13

Posted on: 1 October, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 4, October 2014 – December 2014
Related to Health services Alcohol use Illicit drug use Tobacco use Volatile substance use

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)
Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2012 – 13
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data on alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and the episodes of treatment provided in Australia for 2012-2013. The most common principal drugs of concern were alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines and heroin, and counselling was the most common type of treatment.

The report shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were more likely to be provided with withdrawal management than other Australians, and were around three times as likely to have received pharmacotherapy treatment than the non-Indigenous population. Data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians is presented throughout the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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