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Eileen Patterson


Drug use monitoring in Australia: drug use among police detainees, 2017

The latest report from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program, the nation’s largest and longest running ongoing survey of police detainees, describes drug use, drug market participation and the extent to which detainees’ alleged offences were related to drug or alcohol use. Data was...

Polydrug use among police detainees

Polydrug use is the consumption of two or more drug types within a defined period of time. It may be limited to illicit drugs, or may include illicit drugs and legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco.

Fentanyl use by police detainees remains unchanged

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid prescribed for severe pain that can also be used for non-medical purposes. Recent data suggest the extent of fentanyl use varies across Australia, with elevated consumption levels in some regional areas.

Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2015 and 2016 report on drug use among police detainees

The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program is the nation’s largest and longest-running ongoing survey of police detainees across the country. This report describse the DUMA data collected between January 2015 and December 2016 at Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.

Police detainee predictions on future Australian illicit drug market influences

Predicting market influences supports government, law enforcement and health sectors to proactively develop strategies to address future challenges in the Australian illicit drug market.