Are men or women in Australia more likely to receive treatment for alcohol use?

Australian men are more likely to receive treatment for alcohol use than Australian women. In 2016-17, men accounted for 65% of all alcohol-related treatment episodes.

In 2015-16, Australian men accounted for 65% of alcohol-related treatment episodes, while Australian women accounted for 35%.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services in Australia 2016-17.

Treatment Episode: A period of contact between a client and a treatment provider. Only ‘closed’ treatment episodes are included in the data used here. An episode is closed if there is a change in the principal drug of concern, main treatment, or service delivery setting; if the treatment ends; or if the patient is imprisoned or dies.