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Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2005 annual report on drug use among police detainees

19 Sep 2006
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The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) project provides police, policy-makers, criminal justice practitioners and other professionals with systematic empirical data on illegal drug use among people detained and brought to a police station or watchhouse at seven sites throughout Australia. The report provides an overview of detainees at each site, including self-reported drug use, prior criminal behaviour and treatment history. Trend data indicate that use of heroin has largely remained stable while codeine has increased; MDMA has increased while methylamphetamine has remained stable, and cannabis has declined, although it still remains the most commonly used drug.

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2006
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