Commencement of a treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs is the first service contact when assessment and/or treatment occurs with the treatment provider.
Guide for use:
A client is identified as commencing a treatment episode if one or more of the following apply:
- they are a new client,
- they are a client recommencing treatment after they have had had no contact with the treatment provider for a period of three months or had any plan in place for further contact,
- their principal drug of concern for alcohol and other drugs has changed,
- their main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs has changed,
- their treatment delivery setting for alcohol and other drugs has changed.
Alcohol and other drug treatment services
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