WA Drug Trends 2017: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

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Author: J. Fetherston, S. Lenton

Resource Type: Drug Trends Jurisdictional Reports

The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) aims to provide a national coordinated approach to monitoring data on the use of opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis. It is intended to act as a strategic early warning system that identifies emerging drug problems of state and national concern. Rather than describe such phenomena in detail, the IDRS is designed to be timely and sensitive to emerging drug trends, thereby providing direction for more detailed data collection.