The National Treatment Indicators Working Group has just released its fourth annual report on the use of publicly-funded substance use treatment services in Canada. This report again highlights that many people who have substance use disorders are still not accessing treatment in Canada (based on the treatment data available).
The 2015 National Treatment Indicators (NTI) Report uses 2012–2013 fiscal-year data from eight jurisdictions (Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and
Association des centres de réadaptation en dépendance du Québec) to provide a multi-jurisdictional picture of substance use treatment utilization in Canada.
The report provides valuable information that can be used to:
- Inform investments in services and supports for people with substance use problems;
- Measure and monitor the impact of system changes;
- Evaluate strategies and programs; and
- Support collaboration across jurisdictions.
To paint a truly national picture of treatment use in Canada and support system improvements, publicly-and privately-funded substance use treatment data reporting needs to improve across jurisdictions through increased data collection of core indicators developed by the NTI Working Group.
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