Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009-10: report on the National Minimum Data Set – AIHW – 11 November 2011

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009-10: report on the National Minimum Data Set – AIHW – 11 November 2011
http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420496

“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.”

ISSN 1447-6746; ISBN 978-1-74249-224-7; Cat. no. HSE 114; 150pp

Media release:  More Australians seeking treatment for alcohol use

“Increasing numbers of Australians are using drug treatment services for alcohol use, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009-10: report on the National Minimum Data Set, shows that alcohol was the principal drug of concern reported in almost half (48%) of the 147,000 community-based drug treatment episodes provided across Australia in 2009–10.

‘This is the highest proportion of treatment episodes for alcohol use since the data collection began in 2001–02,’ said AIHW spokesperson Brent Diverty.”

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