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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 findingsParticipants were divided into two groups based on recent heroin use: heroin...
This report examines emerging trends in the use, price, purity and availability of illicit drugs.
Heroin remained the most commonly reported drug of choice for participants who inject drugs. Recent heroin use and frequency remained stable. The availability of...
This paper provides a list of key events, policy and legislative changes that have occurred in Australia between 1985 and September 2012. Events are listed by jurisdiction, at the national and state/territory level.
All events added in the last six months are highlighted in...
This paper presents a preliminary examination of the use of quetiapine (an antipsychotic drug) amongst a broader sample of people who inject drugs.
Quetiapine fumarate is an atypical antipsychotic drug which has become more commonly prescribed in Australia for certain mental health conditions in...
This paper aims to examine criminal activity among regular ecstasy users in Australia.
More specifically, this paper will:
1. Examine the prevalence of criminal activity among regular ecstasy users in Australia, from 2003- 2011.
2. Examine the extent to which drugs and/or...
This bulletin summarises data from a nationally representative survey of Australians on the legal status of drugs.
It draws an important distinction between what Australians think about “legalisation” versus “decriminalisation”, and what Australians think about different types of drugs (four drugs are compared: cannabis,...
This paper provides analysis of trends over time in the availability and type of substances sold via the internet to Australia.
Key finding:The number of retailers on the Silk Road increased (from 282 at time 1 to 374 at the last...