Online now: Drug Trends resources
Drug Trends triangulates data from various sources to identify emerging problems in substance use in Australia.
A number of new Drug Trends resources are available online now:
- Western Australia Drug Trends 2018: Key findings from the WA Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews
- Western Australia Drug Trends 2018: Key Findings from the WA Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Interviews
- An update on take-home naloxone knowledge amongst people who inject drugs
- Tasmania Drug Trends 2019: Methamphetamine use, markets and harms
Illicit Drug Reporting System
The IDRS is a national illicit drug monitoring system intended to identify emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets. The IDRS consists of annual interviews across all Australian jurisdictions with people who inject drugs (PWID), as well as analysis and examination of indicator data sources related to illicit drugs.
Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System
The EDRS is a national monitoring system for ecstasy and related drugs that is intended to identify emerging trends of local and national interest in the markets for these drugs. The EDRS is based on the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) methodology and consists of interviews with people who regularly use ecstasy and other stimulants, as well as analysis and examination of indicator data sources related to ecstasy and other related drugs.
The IDRS and EDRS are designed to be sensitive to trends, providing data in a timely manner rather than describing issues in extensive detail.