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released: 12 Dec 2011 author: AIHW

In New South Wales in 2009-10, 258 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and outlets provided 35,202 treatment episodes. This was an increase of eight treatment agencies and 309 episodes compared to 2008-09. Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern, rising from 51% of episodes in 2008-09 to 54% in 2009-10. Cannabis accounted for 18% and heroin for 10% of episodes. The proportion of amphetamine-related episodes fell slightly from 9% to 7%. Counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided (34% of episodes), followed by withdrawal management (20%) and assessment only (16%).

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-253-7; Cat. no. AUS 146; 16pp.; Internet Only


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AIHW 2011. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). AIHW bulletin no. 94. Cat. no. AUS 146. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420789>.

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