Jennifer Stafford


Australian drug trends 2016

Summary 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 with key...

Injecting risk behaviours, self-reported mental health and crime

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 versus non-heroin. Both...

Key findings from the 2012 IDRS: a survey of people who inject drugs

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 heroin was ‘very...

Australian drug trends 2005: findings from the illicit drug reporting system (IDRS)

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...