Drug Stats

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released a report Dec 3, 2010 that showed that around 143,000 alcohol and other drug treatment episodes were provided in Australia in 2008-09. The top drug for people seeking treatment was alcohol followed by cannabis. However, for young people (aged 10-19) cannabis was the main concern. 66% of those seeking treatment for drugs were males.

For press release: http://www.aihw.gov.au/mediacentre/2008/mr20081017.cfm

For report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10590

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POSTED 4 Dec 2010
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