In 2017–18, the majority of closed episodes for all clients, included:

  • information and education only as the most common main treatment in the Australian Capital Territory (32% of episodes) (Figure 27; Table SE ACT.20)
  • counselling was the second most common main treatment (23%), followed by support and case management only (15%), and assessment (14%)
  • where an additional treatment was provided as a supplementary to the main treatment, other (3%), was the most common additional treatment, followed by counselling (2%).

Over the period 2013–14 to 2017–18:

  • the most common main treatment for clients in the Australian Capital Territory has been information and education only, with the exception of 2014–15 where it was replaced by assessment only
  • information and education only increased to 32% in 2017–18, from 16% of episodes in 2014–15. This increase is attributed to an expanded scope of some residential and non-residential treatment services since the 2015–16 collection, impacting on the main treatment types reported in the Australian Capital Territory. Services have expanded to provide pre and post treatment support; new programs; or extended services hours enabling clients to access more services
  • treatment agencies in the Australian Capital Territory provided proportionally less counselling (ranging from 19% to 23%) and proportionally more information and education only than the national rate (ranging from 39% to 43% and 8% to 10%, respectively) (Tables SE ACT.20 and ST.2).
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