2014 IDRS / EDRS KEY FINDINGS AVAILABLE

October 31, 2014

2014 IDRS / EDRS KEY FINDINGS AVAILABLE

Every year, the National Drug and Alcohol Research and Education Centre (NDARC) conduct two studies of regular drug users.   The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Study (EDRS) interview people in all states of Australia, and looks at trends in price, purity and availability of various drugs.   The results from the most recent study indicates that whilst heroin continues to be the most commonly injected drug of choice, the use of ice / crystal form of methamphetamine has increased significantly with purity reported as being "high".  Similarly whilst the most popular form of ecstasy consumed is in tablet form, there has been an increasing trend in the use of MDMA crystal which is considered a much more potent form of ecstasy.

To read the IDRS bulletin click here: https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/key-findings-2014-idrs-survey-people-who-inject-drugs

To read the EDRS bulletin click here: https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/overview-2014-ecstasy-and-related-drugs-reporting-system-edrs