Recreational drugs

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Report

Minimising the harm of illicit drug use among young adults

Young adults (18-25 years) are the age-group most likely to use illicit drugs in Australia. But who’s most at risk? This research examines the evidence to identify the high-risk subgroups and behaviours most likely to benefit from harm reduction efforts, as well as the types...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into the use of cannabis in Victoria

This report on the Inquiry into the use of cannabis in Victoria is the result of extensive research and community consultation by the Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee. This inquiry examined how Victorian cannabis policy can be improved.
Report

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cannabis demand and supply in Australia

This study uses data from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cannabis demand and supply in Australia.
Report

Drug use monitoring in Australia: drug use among police detainees, 2020

The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program involves the routine collection of survey and urinalysis data from police detainees across Australia. This publication reports on data for 2020.
Report

The relationship between drug price and purity and population level harm

This rapid review examines the relationship between price, purity and seven population level measures of drug-related harm and any differences across three drug types.
Report

Enforcement of drug laws: refocusing on organized crime elites

This report provides an analysis of drug trafficking and its links with organised crime based on the most current evidence and with the support of experts. It exposes the failures of current policies in addressing deep-rooted issues that feed organised crime, levels of violence and...
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

10 years of drug policy in Asia: How far have we come?

The data presented in this report suggest that countries in Asia have not been able to achieve the frequently reiterated goal of a ‘drug-free’ region nor to ‘eliminate or reduce significantly’ the illicit cultivation, production, trafficking, sale and consumption of drugs.
Discussion paper

The case for YES in the 2020 referendum on cannabis

Like many countries around the world, cannabis use is a reality in New Zealand. The result of the nation's current policy approach damages health, worsens social equity, and drives up crime. The status quo is unacceptable, and this paper examines how New Zealand can do...
Report

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2017–18

In 2017–18, 952 publicly-funded alcohol and other drug treatment services provided just under 210,000 treatment episodes to an estimated 130,000 clients. The four most common drugs that led clients to seek treatment were alcohol, amphetamines, cannabis and heroin. Two-thirds (66%) of all clients receiving treatment...