Methamphetamine use, forms and routes of administration among people who regularly consume drugs in Adelaide, South Australia

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Author: Antonia Karlsson and Amy Peacock

Resource Type: Drug Trends Bulletins

Use of methamphetamine has been of recent public health concern in Australia. Research has suggested that methamphetamine consumers may consider smoking to be a safer route of administration than injecting. This perception is of particular concern due to a number of health risks associated with smoking methamphetamine.

This bulletin reports on use of methamphetamine, with a specific focus on crystal methamphetamine and route of administration, amongst two samples of people from Adelaide, South Australia, who regularly consume drugs.