Drug use


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.

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.

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.

Substance use behaviour among 14 and 15-year-olds: results from a nationally representative survey

This report explores the patterns of individual and comorbid use of substances (alcohol, tobacco or cannabis) among a nationally representative sample of 14 and 15-year-olds in New Zealand.

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.

How and where police detainees obtain methamphetamine

The findings in this report suggest detainees most commonly obtained methamphetamine through closed drug markets using social supply. However, detainees with more harmful patterns of use also commonly used semi-open markets.

National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 9, March 2020

This is the ninth in a series of National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program reports to be publicly released by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and marks the end of the first three years of the program.

ACT pill testing trial 2019: program evaluation

The findings in this report support the development of further pill testing trials in Australia, using diverse implementation models, with a focus on designing and implementing the services in a manner that is responsive to their unique contexts, rather than applying any single implementation approach.

Drug use monitoring in Australia: drug use among police detainees, 2018

Established in 1999 by the Australian Government, the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program collects drug use and criminal justice information from police detainees at watch houses and police stations across Australia. This report outlines findings from data collected between...

U and me can stop HIV

This booklet was prepared by the Aboriginal Health Equity Sexual Health and Wellbeing team at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), to highlight HIV rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and inform development of policies and actions to bring rates...