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Determining the impact of opioid substitution therapy upon mortality and recidivism among prisoners: a 22 year data linkage study

Foreword: Prisoners experience high rates of drug dependence, health problems and premature mortality. Without intervention, they often come into further contact with the criminal justice system, creating further health risk. Opioid dependence is common among prisoners, yet treatment with opioid substitution therapy (OST) may reduce...
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Quantifying the social costs of pharmaceutical opioid misuse and illicit opioid use to Australia in 2015/16

In recent decades the range and patterns of opioids used for extra-medical purposes have changed. The use of pharmaceutical opioids exceeds the use of heroin. The objective of this report was to estimate the social costs arising from extra-medical opioid use in Australia for the...
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Australian drug trends 2019: key findings from national Illicit Drugs Reporting System (IRDS) interviews

The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is an ongoing illicit drug monitoring system which has been conducted in all states and territories of Australia since 2000, and forms part of Drug Trends.
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Australian drug trends 2019: key findings from the national Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) interviews

The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) is an illicit drug monitoring system which has been conducted in all states and territories of Australia since 2003, and forms part of Drug Trends.
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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...
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Opioid, amphetamine, and cocaine-induced deaths in Australia: August 2018

This bulletin reports on opioid, amphetamine, and cocaine-induced deaths in Australia up until 2016, as provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) using data from the National Coronial Information System (NCIS). Data for 2015 and 2016 are not final, as the ABS applies a...
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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.
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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.
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Searching the grey literature to access information on drug and alcohol research

This report presents a comprehensive list of relevant websites and databases collated from the work of several international projects on illicit drug use.
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Trends and characteristics of accidental and intentional codeine overdose deaths in Australia

Examines trends in codeine-related mortality rates in Australia, and the clinical and toxicological characteristics of codeine-related deaths. AbstractObjectives: To examine trends in codeine-related mortality rates in Australia, and the clinical and toxicological characteristics of codeine-related deaths. Design and setting: Analysis of prospectively collected data from...