The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

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Australian Government Department of Health

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Senior Research Fellow (UNSW)
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Research Fellow
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Research Officer
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Research Officer
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Research Officer
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Project Main Description: 

The Illicit Drug Reporting System (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 (PWID), as well as analysis and examination of indicator data sources related to illicit drugs. The IDRS is designed to be sensitive to trends, providing data in a timely manner, rather than describing issues in detail.

You can access IDRS Reports via the following links:
Drug Trends National Reports
Drug Trends Jurisdictional Reports
Drug Trends Bulletins

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Interested in accessing existing interview data to conduct analyses or requesting additional data be asked of the participants in the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)?  Please contact the Drug Trends team ( for more information.

Project Collaborators: External: 

Professor Paul Dietze, Burnet Institute

A/Professor Raimondo Bruno, University of Tasmania 

Professor Rosa Alati, University of Queensland 

Professor Simon Lenton, National Drug Research Institute  

Chris Moon, Department of Health and Community Services

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