Variation in main treatment type

Nationally, between 2018–19 and 2021–22, there were notable changes in AOD treatment service types, particularly services providing treatment in tailored physical settings.

Figure COVID TREATMENT 1 : Treatment episodes, by main treatment type, state and territory, quarterly data, 2018–19 to 2021–22

The line graph shows that counselling remained the most common main treatment type between July–September 2018 and April–June 2022. Treatment episodes for counselling increased from 21,833 in January–March 2020 (pre-COVID) to 22,936 in April–June 2020 (Wave 1), peaking at 24,443 episodes in July–September 2020 (Wave 2) before decreasing to 22,228 episodes in Oct-Dec 2021 (Wave 4). Assessment only remained the second most common main treatment type across the period (11,254 episodes in April–June 2022). A filter allows the user to view data for Australia or by state/territory.