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Trends in Drug-Induced Deaths in Australia, 1997-2019

This bulletin reports on all drug-induced deaths (i.e., deaths directly attributable to drug use) in Australia from 1997 to 2019.

Preliminary estimates indicate that there were 1,865 drug-induced deaths among Australians in 2019. This is equivalent to over five drug-induced deaths per day.  This is the fifth year in a row where the number of deaths is higher than the earlier peak in the late 1990s.

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