IDRS Bulletin July 2012: Licit and illicit quetiapine use among IDRS participants

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Author: Amy Kirwan, Siobhan Reddel, Paul Dietze

Resource Type: Drug Trends Bulletins

Key findings

  • ƒQuetiapine use and associated problems have been documented overseasƒƒ
  • Lifetime quetiapine use was reported by 41% of the 2011 IDRS sample, and recent use was reported by 22% of the sample
  • Recent mental health issues and recent benzodiazepine use were prevalent among those using both licit and illicit quetiapine
  • Ice use was frequently reported by those reporting illicit quetiapine use
  • Quetiapine use among PWID warrants further research and monitoring