Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • International trends
    • Policy context
  • 2 Availability of pharmaceuticals
    • Opioids
    • Benzodiazepines
  • 3 The non-medical use of pharmaceuticals in Australia
    • Levels of non-medical use
    • Who used pharmaceuticals for non-medical purposes?
  • 4 Harms from non-medical useof pharmaceuticals
    • Ambulance attendances
    • Drug-related hospitalisations
    • Drug-induced deaths
  • 5 Treatment for non-medical useof pharmaceuticals
    • Types of pharmaceuticals
    • Sex, age and Indigenous status
    • Referral and main treatment type
    • Treatment duration and cessation
  • 6 Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Data sources
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications