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Section Page updated Data sources

Impacts of COVID-19

Purchase and consumption of alcohol and other drugs

Factors associated with intention to vaccinate against COVID-19 among a sample of people in Australia who regularly use ecstasy or other illicit stimulants. | NDARC - National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (unsw.edu.au)

Report 16 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

Physical and mental health and treatment

Trends in overdose and other drug-induced deaths in Australia, 1997–2020, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Section 2: Data by region

Prescription drug dispensing; Alcohol and other drug-related ambualance attendances

AIHW analysis of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data

AIHW analysis of NASS-AOD

Section 3: Harm minimisation

Demand reduction

World Drug Report 2022, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Supply reduction: Wastewater analysis

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report 16, Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

Section 4: Impacts

Health impacts: Drug-induced deaths, Injury & hospitalisation; Pregnancy complications

Trends in overdose and other drug-induced deaths in Australia, 1997–2020, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

AIHW analysis of the National Hospital Morbidity Database

AIHW analysis of NASS-AOD

Australia's mothers and babies, AIHW

Section 5: Drug Types

Tobacco: Consumption; Harms;  Treatment; Policy context

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Report 16

Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services 2020-21 annual report

Australia's mothers and babies, AIHW

AIHW analysis of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data

Alcohol: Availability; Consumption; Harms; Treatment

 

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Report 16

Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services 2020-21 annual report

AIHW analysis of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data

AIHW analysis of NASS-AOD

Cannabis: Consumption; Harms; Treatment

 

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Report 16

Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services 2020-21 annual report

World Drug Report 2022, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

AIHW analysis of NASS-AOD

AIHW analysis of the National Hospital Morbidity Database

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

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Report 16

Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services 2020-21 annual report

AIHW analysis of NASS-AOD

AIHW analysis of the National Hospital Morbidity Database

Pharmaceuticals: Availability, Consumption; Harms; Treatment

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Report 16

Trends in overdose and other drug-induced deaths in Australia, 1997–2020, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

AIHW analysis of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data

AIHW analysis of NASS-AOD

AIHW analysis of the National Hospital Morbidity Database

Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services 2020-21 annual report

Illicit opioids, including heroin: Consumption; Harms; Treatment

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Report 16

AIHW analysis of NASS-AOD

Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services 2020-21 annual report

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

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Report 16

World Drug Report 2022, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Section 6: Priority populations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Tobacco smoking; Treatment

Australia's mothers and babies, AIHW

Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services 2020-21 annual report

Older people: Pharmaceuticals; Health and harms; Treatment

Trends in overdose and other drug-induced deaths in Australia, 1997–2020, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services 2020-21 annual report

AIHW analysis of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data

People who inject drugs: Illicit drugs; Health and harms

World Drug Report 2022, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

National Data Report 2017–2021: Prevalence of HIV, HCV and injecting and sexual behaviour among NSP attendees

People in contact with the criminal justice system: Alcohol consumption

Drug use monitoring in Australia: Drug use among police detainees, 2021

Younger people: Treatment

Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services 2020-21 annual report