Report

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

Publisher
Drug abuse Pharmaceuticals Australia
Resources
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apo-nid124311.pdf 3.91 MB
Description

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.

Publication Details
ISBN:

978-1-76054-266-5

Publication Year:
2017