Jennifer Stafford

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Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IRDS)
14 Mar 2017


The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is a national illicit drug monitoring system intended to identify emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets. The IDRS consists of three components: interviews with people who inject drugs regularly (PWID); interviews...


11 Jul 2013

This paper explores differences between two types of illicit drug users (heroin users and non-heroin users) in relation to injecting risk behaviours, self-reported mental health, driving and crime.

Key findings

Participants were divided into two groups based on recent heroin use: heroin...


10 Oct 2012

This report examines emerging trends in the use, price, purity and availability of illicit drugs.

Key findings:

Heroin remained the most commonly reported drug of choice for participants who inject drugs. ƒƒ Recent heroin use and frequency remained stable. The availability of...


2 Oct 2006

The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is Australia’s federally funded national drug monitoring system. The purpose of the IDRS is to provide a standardised, comparable approach to the monitoring of data relating to the use of opiates, cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis. The IDRS is intended...

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