Drug abuse

Alternate Term Label:
Illicit drug use
Report

National Drug Strategy household survey 2019

This report presents key results from the 2019 National Drug Strategy household survey. It looks at people’s drug use throughout their lives and during the last 12 months, and examines how these patterns have changed over time.
Report

"Don't judge, and listen": Experiences of stigma and discrimination related to problematic alcohol and other drug use

This report is the outcome of research into the effect of stigma and discrimination on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a lived experience of alcohol and other drug use.
Evaluation

Review of the medically supervised injecting room

The Victorian government is trialling a medically supervised injecting room at the North Richmond Community Health site in Melbourne. The service was established for an initial two-year trial period, which will be extended for a further three years, based on the evidence gathered in the...
Report

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...
Submission

Dalgarno Institute submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Communication Campaigns Targeting Drug and Substance Abuse

This document presents the Dalgarno Institute submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Communication Campaigns Targeting Drug and Substance Abuse.
Report

The feasibility and utility of using coded ambulance records for a violence surveillance system: a novel pilot study

The primary aim of this study was to pilot the use of coded ambulance clinical records for violence surveillance at the population level, similarly to work done in an established surveillance system of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and mental health-related harms.
Report

Drug use, stigma and the proactive contagions to reduce both

This publication provides an analysis of evidence and research pertaining to drug use dependency impacts and models for recovery that reduce stigma.
Report

Is there fentanyl contamination in the Australian illicit drug market?

This research investigates fentanyl use among police detainees participating in the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program.
Report

The social supply of pharmaceutical opioids

This study explores the prevalence, predictors and nature of the ‘social supply’ of pharmaceutical opioids among police detainees.
Guide

Call to action: public libraries and the opioid crisis

As the impact of the opioid epidemic is felt in communities across the U.S., public libraries are engaging in community responses. For many libraries, however, the new and urgent demand created by this public health crisis is paired with uncertainty on how best to address...