Cocaine and methamphetamine related drug-induced deaths in Australia, 2013

This bulletin provides interpretation of (1) final data on accidental drug-induced deaths in which methamphetamine and cocaine were mentioned in Australia in 2013, and (2) estimated data for 2014 and 2015.

The data in this bulletin refer to deaths where methamphetamine or cocaine were (1) determined to be the underlying cause of death – that is, that they were the primary factor responsible for the person’s death; or (2) noted, but another drug was thought to be primarily responsible for death.