Drug use

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Australian drug trends 2021: 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. In 2021, researchers have provided a suite of products with the most up-to-date findings from interviews conducted annually...
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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...
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Declines in methamphetamine supply and demand in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic

This study uses data from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the methamphetamine market in Australia.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 13, June 2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned the University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the thirteenth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 12, February 2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned the University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the twelfth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 11, October 2020

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned the University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the eleventh report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.
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Sexual attraction and substance use

This research was undertaken to better understand young people in the Rainbow community. This research sought to identify differences of risky behaviour engagement between Rainbow and non-Rainbow young people.
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The impact of arrest and seizure on drug crime and harms: a systematic review

Drawing on the Global Policing Database (GPD), this review assesses the impact of supplier arrests and seizures on drug crime, drug use, drug price, drug purity and drug harm outcomes.
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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.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 10, June 2020

This National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program report is the tenth in a series of public reports that present program findings. The program provides statistically valid datasets of drug use and distribution patterns across a large number of sites in capital cities and regional Australia.