Australian Drug Trends 2020: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews
The IDRS sample is a sentinel group of people aged 18 years or older who injected illicit drugs at least once monthly in the preceding six months and resided in the capital cities of Australia.
Data were collected in 2020 from June September: subsequent to COVID-19 restrictions on travel and gatherings in Australia.
Interviews were mostly delivered via phone rather than face-to-face though some participants were interviewed face-toface in Tasmania and the Northern Territory. This should be factored into all comparisons of data from the 2020 sample relative to previous years.
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