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Available now: New resources from Drug Trends

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Date Published:
14 Jul 2019

A number of new Drug Trends resources are available online now:

Trends in Drug-Induced Deaths in Australia, 1997-2017

Each year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) makes available to Drug Trends in-depth data on drug-induced deaths in Australia. Drug Trends has produced a suite of products to summarise trends in drug-induced deaths in Australia from 1997 to 2017. Read more.

Correlates of self-reported significant adverse effects following ‘ecstasy’ use: Implications for harm reduction

This bulletin examines the percentage of consumers reporting significant adverse effects following ‘ecstasy’ use in the preceding 12 months, and correlates of experiencing significant adverse effects, among the 2018 national Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System sample. Read more.

Tasmanian Drug Trends 2018: Key findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews

This report summarises key findings from the 2018 Illicit Drug Reporting System interviews that were conducted in Hobart, Tasmania. Read more.

Tasmanian Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2018: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

This report summarises key findings from the 2018 Ecstasy and Related Drug Reporting System interviews that were conducted in Hobart, Tasmania. Read more.


About Drug Trends

The Drug Trends program at NDARC triangulates data from various sources to identify emerging problems in substance use in Australia.

Drug Trends produces the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS).

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

The IDRS is a national illicit drug monitoring system intended to identify emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets. The IDRS consists of annual interviews across all Australian jurisdictions with people who inject drugs, as well as analysis and examination of indicator data sources related to illicit drugs.

Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

The EDRS is a national monitoring system for ecstasy and related drugs that is intended to identify emerging trends of local and national interest in the markets for these drugs. The EDRS is based on the Illicit Drug Reporting System methodology and consists of interviews with people who regularly use ecstasy and other stimulants, as well as analysis and examination of indicator data sources related to ecstasy and other related drugs.

The IDRS and EDRS are designed to be sensitive to trends, providing data in a timely manner rather than describing issues in extensive detail.