ACT Drug Trends 2009: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

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Author: Joanne Cassar, Lucy Burns

Resource Type: Drug Trends Jurisdictional Reports

Key findings:

  • Polydrug use remained high in the ACT
  • There were more reports of heroin purity being ‘low’ and median days of use decreased
  • Frequency of base use increased
  • Recent use of crystal decreased
  • Cannabis use remained high
  • Illicit benzodiazepine use remained high
  • Sharing of injecting equipment increased
  • Mental health problems continue to be a concern