Research report

Non-medical use of pharmaceuticals: trends, harms and treatment 2006–07 to 2015–16

19 Dec 2017
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The non-medical use of pharmaceuticals is common—about 1 million Australians (4.8%) aged 14 years or older reported recent non-medical use of a pharmaceutical drug. Prescriptions for opioid analgesics continued to increase and chronic pain and mental illness was higher among people with recent non-medical use of a pharmaceutical. Drug-induced deaths where benzodiazepines or other opioids like oxycodone and codeine were present, has more than doubled over the past decade.

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ISBN: 
978-1-76054-266-5 (PDF)
ISSN: 
2205-5088 (PDF)
Series Title: 
Drug Treatment Series
Series Volume/No.: 
30
Language: 
License Type: 
CC BY
Published year only: 
2017

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