Drug use

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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 16, June 2022

Report 16 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program covers around 56 per cent of the Australian population, which equates to about 13 million people. Fifty-six wastewater treatment plants across Australia participated in the December 2021 collection, which monitored the consumption of 12 substances.
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Needle and syringe programs in NSW: opportunities for innovation

This paper, produced by ACON, combines the expertise from staff who operate ACON’s needle and syringe programs with current research to provide seven policy recommendations that will innovate such programs.
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Drug use monitoring in Australia: drug use among police detainees, 2021

Established in 1999 by the Australian government, the 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 publication reports on data for 2021.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 15, March 2022

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 fifteenth report in the series.
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The Global Drug Policy Index 2021

This report provides an overview of key trends, commonalities and differences in drug policies and their implementation in 30 countries, reviewing data from 2020.
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Misuse Of Drugs Amendment Act 2019 post-implementation review

This report is an interim review of the impact of amendments made in 2019 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 14, October 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.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.