Overview

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services assist people to address their drug use. Treatment objectives can include reduction or cessation of drug use as well as improvements to social and personal functioning. Assistance may also be provided to support the family and friends of people using drugs.

More reports and statistics on AOD treatment services can be found under Alcohol, Illicit use of drugs and Smoking.

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Latest findings

Treatment agencies provided over 237,500 closed treatment episodes to an estimated 139,300 clients aged 10 and over

Almost two-thirds of clients were male (64%), and over half (53%) of clients were aged 20–39

Decreases in rehabilitation & withdrawal management services may be due to reduced face-to-face services

On average, 16 opioid pharmacotherapy clients were treated by each prescriber

There were 3,422 authorised opioid pharmacotherapy prescribers

53,316 clients received opioid pharmacotherapy treatment nationally

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