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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Illicit drug reporting system (IDRS)

 

Overview

The Illicit drug reporting system (IDRS) is an ongoing project that is conducted annually in all Australian jurisdictions, similar to the Ecstasy and related drugs reporting system (EDRS). The IDRS monitoring project is primarily concerned with the following four main drug classes:

IDRS also monitors diverted pharmaceuticals and other issues related to drug use, for example injection-related problems and overdose, and crime. The IDRS aims to monitor the price, purity, availability and patterns of use of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis; and to identify emerging trends in illicit drug markets in Australia that require further investigation. The IDRS involves the collection and analysis of three sources of data:

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre abstract

Contacts

Natasha Sindicich
Ph: (02) 9385 0191
Email: n.sindicich@unsw.edu.au

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Randwick Campus
22-32 King Street
Randwick NSW 2031
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Ph: (02) 9385 0333
Fax: (02) 9385 0222
Email: ndarc@unsw.edu.au

Related publications

Black E, Roxburgh A, Degenhardt L, Bruno R, Campbell G, De Graaf B, Fetherston J, Kinner S, Moon C, Quinn b, Richardson M, Sindicich N, White N (2007)

Australian drug trends 2007: findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS).

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Stafford J, Sindicich N, Burns L, Cassar J, Cogger S, de Graaff B, George J, Moon C, Phillips B, Quinn B, White N (2009)

Australian Drug Trends 2008: findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS).

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Stafford J, Burns L (2010)

Australian drug trends 2009: findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS).

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Stafford J, Burns L (2011)

Australian drug trends 2010: findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS).

: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Stafford J, Burns L (2013)

Australian drug trends 2012. Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS).

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

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Last updated: 2 June 2014
 
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