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Declines in methamphetamine supply and demand in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Publisher
Ice Drug traffic Illegal drugs Methamphetamine abuse Drug use Australia
Description

This study uses data from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the methamphetamine market in Australia. Since the pandemic began, the availability and quality of methamphetamine have decreased, prices have increased (from $17.50–$50 per point to $50–$250 per point) and consumption has declined. The impact of the pandemic varied by location, with more disruption observed in Perth relative to Brisbane and Adelaide. The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have restricted the supply of methamphetamine in Australia, resulting in higher prices and lower consumption of the drug.

Publication Details
DOI:

10.52922/sb78245

ISBN:

978-1-922478-24-5

License type:
All Rights Reserved
Access Rights Type:
open
Issue:
AIC Statistical Bulletin 32