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The main drug, as stated by the client, that has led a person to seek treatment from the service, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Drug of concern (ASCDC 2000 extended) code NNNN ".
Data Type String
Format NNNN
Maximum character length 4
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Supplementary Values 0005 Opioid analgesics not further defined
0006 Psychostimulants not further defined


Guide for use:

The principal drug of concern should be the main drug of concern to the client and is the focus of the client's treatment episode. If the client has been referred into treatment and does not nominate a drug of concern, then the drug involved in the client's referral should be chosen.


Required as an indicator of the client's treatment needs.


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Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0