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Latest data update

13 December 2023

Table updates1: Impacts of COVID-19

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Table updates2: Data by region

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Tobacco

 

Alcohol consumption

 

Illicit drug use

 

Prescription drug dispensing

 

Alcohol and other drug-related ambulance attendances

AIHW analysis of the National Ambulance Surveillance System for Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse and Overdose, Turning Point

Drug-induced deaths

 

International comparisons

 

Table updates3: Harm minimisation

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Demand reduction

 

Supply reduction:

Illicit Drug Data Report 2020-21, ACIC

Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) 2023

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC

Harm reduction: Minismising risky behaviours

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC

Table updates4: Impacts

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Health impacts: Overdose and misuse; Ambulance attendances; Mental health conditions

Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) 2023

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC

AIHW analysis of the National Ambulance Surveillance System for Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse and Overdose, Turning Point

Social impacts: Risky behaviours and criminal activity; Driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs

Illicit Drug Data Report 2020-21, ACIC

Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) 2023

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC

Economic impacts

 

Table updates5: Drug types

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Tobacco:

 

Alcohol: Consumption; Harms

 

National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, Report 20, ACIC

AIHW analysis of the National Ambulance Surveillance System for Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse and Overdose, Turning Point

Cannabis: Availability; Consumption; Harms

 

 

 

Illicit Drug Data Report 2020-21, ACIC

Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) 2023

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC

AIHW analysis of the National Ambulance Surveillance System for Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse and Overdose, Turning Point

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

 

 

Illicit Drug Data Report 2020-21, ACIC

Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) 2023

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC

AIHW analysis of the National Ambulance Surveillance System for Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse and Overdose, Turning Point

Pharmaceuticals: Availability; Consumption; Harms

Illicit Drug Data Report 2020-21, ACIC

AIHW analysis of the National Ambulance Surveillance System for Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse and Overdose, Turning Point

Illicit opioids, including heroin: Availability; Harms

Illicit Drug Data Report 2020-21, ACIC

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC

AIHW analysis of the National Ambulance Surveillance System for Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse and Overdose, Turning Point

New (and emerging) psychoactive substances: Availability; Consumption

Illicit Drug Data Report 2020-21, ACIC

Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) 2023

Table updates6: Priority populations

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First Nations people:

 

People experiencing homelessness: Specialist homelsess services; Alcohol consumption; Illicit drugs; Health and harms

Specialist homelessness services annual report 2021–22, AIHW

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC

Older people:

 

People from culturally and linguistically diverse populations:

 

People in contact with the criminal justice system: Tobacco smoking; Alcohol consumption; Illicit drugs; Health and harms; Treatment

The health of people in Australia’s prisons 2022, AIHW

Illicit Drug Data Report 2020-21, ACIC

Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) 2023

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer people:

 

People with mental health conditions: Tobacco smoking; Alcohol consumption; Illicit drugs

National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing 2020–2022, ABS

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC

Younger people:

 

People who inject drugs: Illicit drugs; health and harms

Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) 2023, NDARC