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Section Page updated Data sources

Impacts of COVID-19

Purchase and consumption of alcohol, Illicit drugs

Report 17 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

Data by region

International comparisons

OECD Health Statistics 2022

Harm minimisation

Supply reduction: Prohibited substances, wastewater analysis

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

Australian Drug Trends 2022: The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS), NDARC

Report 17 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

Harm reduction: Minimising risky behaviours

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

Impacts

Health impacts

Causes of Death, Australia, 2021, ABS

Trends in drug-related hospitalisations in Australia, 1999–2021, NDARC

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

Australian Drug Trends 2022: The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS), NDARC

Australia’s annual overdose report 2022, Penington Institute

 

Social impacts

Road trauma Australia 2021 statistical summary, BITRE

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

Australian Drug Trends 2022: The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS), NDARC

Drug Types

Tobacco: Consumption

OECD Health Statistics 2022

Report 17 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

Alcohol: Availability; Consumption; Harms

 

OECD Health Statistics 2022

Report 17 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

Causes of Death, Australia, 2021, ABS

Cannabis: Availability; Consumption

 

Synthetic cannabinoids, ADF

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

Australian Drug Trends 2022: The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS), NDARC

Report 17 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

Causes of Death, Australia, 2021, ABS

Meth/amphetamine and other stimulants: Availability; Consumption; Harms

Report 17 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

Australian Drug Trends 2022: The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS), NDARC

Trends in drug-related hospitalisations in Australia, 1999–2021, NDARC

Pharmaceuticals: Consumption; Harms; Policy context

Report 17 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

 ‘Reasons for scheduling delegates' final decisions, TGA

Codeine rescheduling regulation impact statement’, TGA

Illicit opioids, including heroin: Availability; Consumption

Report 17 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

New (and emerging) psychoactive substances (NPS): Consumption

Australian Drug Trends 2022: The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS), NDARC

Report 17 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

Priority populations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Health and harms

Australia’s annual overdose report 2022, Penington Institute

People experiencing homelessness: Alcohol consumption; Illicit drugs

Specialist homelessness services annual report 2020–21, AIHW

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

Older people: Health and harms

Causes of Death, Australia, 2021ABS

Trends in drug-related hospitalisations in Australia, 1999–2021, NDARC

People in contact with the criminal justice system: Illicit drugs

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

Australian Drug Trends 2022: The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS), NDARC

People with mental health conditions: Illicit drugs

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

Younger people: Health and harms

Causes of Death, Australia, 2021ABS

People who inject drugs: Illicit drugs; Health and harms; Treatment

Australian Drug Trends 2022: Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews, NDARC

Amendments 

18 January 2023

  • Revised data in Health impacts – Burden of disease

16 December 2022

  • Updated data in factsheets with 2021-2022 data from Specialist Homelessness Services.