Reporting: Alcohol and other drugs
The Northern Territory (NT) participates in a number of local and national reporting collaborations that provide valuable research into drug use and services for people affected by drug use.
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set
The National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) provides information on the treatment provided by publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies in Australia.
National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data
The National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data (NOPSAD) collects data on a snapshot day in June.
Information is collected on clients receiving opioid pharmacotherapy treatment, the doctors prescribing opioid pharmacotherapy drugs, and the dosing points (such as pharmacies) where clients get medication.
Australian Secondary School Survey on Alcohol and Drugs
The Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug Survey is conducted every three years and assesses use of tobacco, alcohol, over-the-counter medications and illicit substances from approximately 25,000 secondary students aged between 12 and 17.
Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (ERDS)
Each year, the Department of Health in collaboration with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales, conducts the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) survey, and the Ecstasy Drug Reporting System (EDRS) survey for the NT.
National and Jurisdictional reports are available from the NDARC website.
National Drug Strategy Household Survey
Conducted every three years, the National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) collects information on alcohol and tobacco consumption, and illicit drug use among the general population in Australia.
It also surveys people’s attitudes and perceptions relating to tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.