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Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

In the Northern Territory in 2009-10, 20 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 3,798 treatment episodes. This represented one less treatment agency and around 40 extra treatment episodes compared with 2008-09.Alcohol was the principal drug on concern for 69% of treatment episodes in 2009-10 the highest proportion of all states and territories.The most common form of main treatment provided was assessment only (39% of episodes), followed by counselling (21%), and rehabilitation (16%). The proportion of clients receiving withdrawal management (detoxification) as their main treatment fell from 15% of episodes in 2008-09 to 7% in 2009-10.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

In Victoria, 138 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and outlets supplying data provided 52,133 treatment episodes in 2009-10. This was an increase of two agencies and about 5,000 treatment episodes compared with 2008-09. Alcohol (46%), cannabis (23%), opioids (19%, with heroin alone accounting for 14%), and amphetamines (5%) were the most common principal drugs of concern. Counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided (accounting for 51% of episodes) followed by withdrawal management (detoxification) (19%) and support and case management only (13%).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

In South Australia in 2009-10, 59 publicly-funded government and non-government alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 9,092 treatment episodes. This was an increase of four treatment agencies but a decrease of 572 treatment episodes from 2008-09. Alcohol was again the most common principal drug of concern (56%), followed by amphetamines (11%) and cannabis (10%). Counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided in 2009-10 (accounting for 27% of episodes) a change from recent years, in which the predominant treatment type was assessment only.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009-10: report on the National Minimum Data Set

Around 170,000 treatment episodes for alcohol and other drug use were provided in Australia in 2009-10. Almost half were for treatment related to alcohol use-the highest proportion observed since the collection began in 2001. As with previous years, counselling was the most common type of treatment offered. One in ten episodes involved more than one type of treatment.

Measuring alcohol risk in the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: implementation of the 2009 Alcohol Guidelines

This report outlines the steps involved to develop a consistent measure for analysing the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey alcohol data. The report details the methods and questions used for reporting single occasion risk and lifetime risk in line with the National Health and Medical Research Council's Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol. The development of these new guidelines impacted interpretation of the proportion of the population drinking alcohol at risky levels.

2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report

This 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report shows: positive and significant reductions since 2007 in daily tobacco smoking; mixed findings on alcohol consumption and risk; and a small overall rise in illicit drug use.In terms of attitudes to drugs, excessive alcohol use and tobacco smoking were nominated as the two most serious concerns to the community - and there were higher levels of support than previously for tobacco and alcohol harm reduction policies.

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set 2011-12: specifications and collection manual

The Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) data specifications and collection manual has been prepared as a reference for those involved in collecting and supplying the data for the AODTS-NMDS. It should be particularly useful to staff in Australian Government, state and territory departments, and alcohol and other drug treatment agency staff directly involved in the collection and reporting of the data set. Treatment agency staff looking for information to assist them in providing AODTS-NMDS data to third parties will find details about each data item, such as 'principal drug of concern', in Chapter 4.

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data collection: 2010 report

On a snapshot day in 2010 there were 46,078 clients who received pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence, of which almost two in three were male. This was an overall increase of just over 2,600 clients since 2009. This was accompanied by a rise in the number of prescribers from 1,435 in 2009 to 1,449 in 2010, with the majority of prescribers in 2010 being private prescribers (80%). Consistent with previous years, in 2010 methadone accounted for close to seven in 10 clients' pharmacotherapy type, with the remaining three in 10 clients receiving either buprenorphine or buprenorphine-naloxone.

Substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The report will focus on three main categories of substance that have major health implications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: tobacco smoking, alcohol use and illicit substance use.

Review of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set

The purpose of this Review of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) was to assess the collection as an information source for alcohol and other drug services policy; assess data gaps; and, propose options for future development within the collection. The review has highlighted the importance of a comprehensive, robust and consistent data collection about alcohol and other treatment. The AODTS-NMDS remains a key component of the data toolbox available to inform government, service provision and the public on alcohol and other drug issues in Australia.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for Western Australia. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for Victoria. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for the Northern Territory. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for the Australian Capital Territory. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for Tasmania. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for South Australia. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Queensland 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for Queensland. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its national findings can be found in the publications Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set (AIHW 2010).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for New South Wales. Other data bulletins are available for most state and territories in Australia. More detailed information about the 2008-09 collection and its nationa

Drinking patterns in Australia, 2001-2007

This report uses data from the three most recent National Drug Household Surveys to look at trends in alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, alcohol beverage of choice, and under-age drinking. Using the 2007 data, the report also explores factors that are associated with short-term risky or high-risk drinking behaviour.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set

Around 143,000 alcohol and other drug treatment episodes were provided in Australia in 2008-09. More episodes of this treatment were for alcohol than any other drug type, and this proportion has now risen four years in a row. As with previous years, counselling was more prevalent than any other type of treatment. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008-09: report on the National Minimum Data Set presents data such as these on publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment services and their clients.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services Report, 2008-09: OATSIH Services Reporting - Key Results

The main findings from the 2008-09 OATSIH Services Reporting data collection show that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander:- primary health care services provided 2.1 million episodes of health care to around 375,000 clients- substance use specific services provided treatment and assistance to address substance use issues to about 23,200 clients- Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services provided counselling to about 8,400 clients.

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set 2010-11: specifications and collection manual

The guidelines have been prepared as a reference for those involved in collecting and supplying the data for the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS). Updated guidelines are released each year of the collection. This edition is relevant to the 2010-11 collection period. These guidelines should be particularly useful to staff in the Australian Government, state and territory health departments, and alcohol and other drug treatment agency staff directly involved in the collection and reporting of the data set.

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data collection: 2009 report

The National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistical Annual Data collection: 2009 report provides information on key questions relating to the number of clients receiving pharmacotherapy treatment, the type of treatment they receive, who prescribes the treatment, where the treatment is received (dosed) and how pharmacotherapy fits more generally with treatment in Australia.

National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data (NOPSAD) 2010 collection: data guide

The National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data (NOPSAD) 2010 data guide has been prepared as a reference for those involved in collecting and supplying data for the NOPSAD collection. This guide would be particularly useful to staff in Australian government, state and territory departments and researchers. This collection is one of a number of data sources that provide a picture of alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia.

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