The Illicit Drug Reporting System is an annual, national project designed to monitor data associated with the use of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis, in order that this information could act as an early warning indicator of the availability and use of these drugs.
Access The Tasmanian Drug Trends 2017 Report HERE
The Tasmanian Drug Trends Report (the report) is produced by the National Drug & Alcohol Research Center.
Each year, in each capital city, people who regularly inject drugs are interviewed face to face about the drugs they use and their health. To complement and interpret this information, data relating to drug use such as needle and syringe program, health and law enforcement data are also examined.
Tasmanian Drug Trends 2017
7 in 10
participants had used methamphetamine in the last six months
3 in 4
participants reported using cannabis.
of IDRS participants report using oxycodone in the last six month
around half of those who used methamphetamine were likely experiencing dependence
1 in 5
participants nominated heroin as their drug of choice
6 in 10
participants reported it as 'easy' or 'very easy' to access methamphetamine