Australian Statistics Resources
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011). 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey. Drug statistics series no. 25. Cat. no. PHE 145. Canberra: AIHW
The University of New South Wales, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, undertakes annual research into drug trens amongst illicit drug users. Data is collected throug the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS). Reports of both national and jurisdictional trending is released annually. To access the drug trends reports click on the link below.
Arrests and Drug Seizures
The Australian Crime Commision undertakes annual reporting of national arrests and drug seizure data. To access the reports click on the link below.
Drug Use Monitoring Among Police Detainees
Gaffney, A., Jones, W., Sweeney, J. & Payne, J. (2010) 2008 Annual Report on Drug Use Among Police Detainees. Australian Institute of Criminology Canberra (PDF)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010) National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data Collection: 2009 Report Bulletin 79 (PDF)
Needle and Syringe Programs
The University of New South Wales, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research undertakes a two week snapshot survey of consumers accessing Needle syringe programs, collecting data regarding HIV and Hepatitis C prevalence as well as risk taking behaviours. To access the annual findings of this research click on the link below:
Australian Government Department of Health and Aging (2010) Return on Investment 2: Evaluating the cost effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009 (PDF)