ABC Central West, 15/03/2019 A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed alarming statistics about drug and alcohol use in regional Australia, and the difficulties faced by those seeking treatment. The report found a 41 per cent increase in drug-induced deaths in regional and remote areas in the decade to 2017, compared to a 16 per cent spike in major cities...
Key findings from the 2016 IDRS: A survey of people who inject drugs
NDARC/UNSW, 10/10/2016 The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) monitors emerging trends in the use, price, purity and availability of heroin, methamphetamine (speed powder, base and crystal), cocaine and cannabis. In addition to a survey of people who inject drugs (PWID), the annual data collection also includes a survey of key experts (KE) who are professionals in the field of illicit drugs and...
Heroin deaths spike as investigations begin into ‘strong batch’ in SA
ABC News, 23rd August 2016
Toxicologists have begun investigating a spike in heroin-related deaths as emergency and health services are put on high alert in South Australia.
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