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Australian drug trends 2018: key findings from national Illicit Drugs Reporting System (IRDS) interviews

This research provides the most up-to-date findings from interviews conducted annually from 2000-2018 with a cross-sectional sentinel group of people who regularly inject drugs recruited from all capital cities of Australia.

Australian drug trends 2018: key findings from the national Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) interviews

The EDRS sample were predominantly young, well-educated males, consistent with the sample profile since monitoring began in 2003. Ecstasy and cannabis were the drugs of choice, whilst cannabis and alcohol were the drugs used most often in the preceding month in 2018.