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released: 7 Oct 2016 author: AIHW media release

From 2003–04 to 2014–15 the rate of treatment for alcohol in Australia has increased. From 2004 to 2013 however, there was a decrease in the rate of Australians drinking alcohol and this was seen across a range of risk measures. Similarly, the apparent consumption of alcohol (as determined through sales and taxation data) has decreased nationally from 2003–04 to 2013–14. Analyses at lower geographical areas found higher rates of people in remote and very remote areas reporting risky drinking than people in other areas—and this was across all measures of risk—and treatment for alcohol was also highest in remote and very remote areas.

ISSN 1447-6746 (PDF) 2205-5088 (Print); ISBN 978-1-76054-010-4; Cat. no. HSE 179; 40pp.; $18

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Policy context
    • 3 Alcohol availability
    • 4 Alcohol use
    • 5 Alcohol treatment
    • 6 Trends from 2003–04 to 2014–15
    • 7 Conclusions and Policy implications
    • 8 Data sources
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • References

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  1. (12 Oct 2016) XLS Supplementary data table replaced. Hyperlinks and footnotes fixed.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Trends in alcohol availability, use and treatment 2003–04 to 2014–15. Drug treatment series no. 28. Cat. no. HSE 179. Canberra: AIHW.

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