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released: 16 Nov 2012 author: AIHW media release

Around 150,500 closed treatment episodes for alcohol and other drug use were provided in Australia in 2010-11 - almost 5,000 more than in 2009-10. For almost half of these episodes, the principal drug of concern was alcohol. Cannabis was the second most common principal drug of concern. Counselling was the most common type of treatment, followed by withdrawal management.

ISBN 978-1-74249-374-9; Cat. no. HSE 128; 120pp.; $25

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary materials
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • The total number of treatment episodes provided to clients has increased
      • Alcohol continues to be the most common principal drug of concern
      • Counselling continues to be the most common treatment type
      • The number of treatment agencies has remained relatively stable
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Definitions of terms used in this report
      • How are the data collected?
      • What’s included?
      • Important issues that explain the data
      • Data issues specific to the 2010–11 year
      • Explanatory notes
    • 2 In what sector and where are the treatment agencies?
      • Service sectors
      • Locations
      • Treatment types delivered in different geographical locations
    • 3 Who uses alcohol and other drug treatment services?
      • Own or other’s drug use
      • Indigenous Australians
      • Country of birth and preferred language
    • 4 What drugs do people seek treatment for?
      • Principal drug of concern
      • Individual principal drug of concern profiles
      • All drugs of concern
    • 5 What treatments do people receive?
      • Main treatment types
      • Specific main treatment types
      • Additional treatments
      • Alcohol and other drug treatment in prison health services 2010
      • Pharmacotherapy treatments—findings from the National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics
      • Hospitalisations associated with drug use
    • 6 Relationship between the AODTS–NMDS and associated data sets
      • Introduction
      • The data sets
      • Relationships between these data sets
    • 7 Quality and collection methods of the data
      • Collection method and data included
      • Comprehensiveness of the data
      • Policy and administrative features in each jurisdiction
      • Data quality considerations for other collections
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data quality statement
      • Appendix B: Data elements in the AODTS–NMDS for 2010–11
      • Appendix C: Detailed tables
      • Appendix D: Australian Standard Geographical Classification
      • Appendix E: Australian Standard Classification of Drugs of Concern (ASCDC)
      • Appendix F: Alcohol and other drug treatment provided  by services funded to assist Indigenous Australians
      • Appendix G: Mapping of ICD-10-AM codes to ASCDC output  categories
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2010-11: report on the National Minimum Data Set. Drug treatment series no. 18. Cat. no. HSE 128. Canberra: AIHW.

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