​The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is a national drug monitoring system intended to identify emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets, and form part of Drug Trends.  

Supervised injecting facilities (SIFs) have been shown to reduce overdose-related morbidity and mortality, drug-related risk behaviors, and to improve public amenity.  

In this bulletin, we update findings from a previous IDRS Bulletin that included information on the use of the North Richmond MSIR in 2019 to examine responses to the 2020 and 2021 IDRS surveys of people who inject drugs in order to examine any changes in MSIR use evident in the Melbourne IDRS samples over the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Author(s)

Paul Dietze, Joanna Wilson, Bianca Whiteside, Jennifer McLachlan, Dylan Vella-Horne, Nicholas Clark and Peter Higgs
Date Commenced
26 Jul 2022
Resource Type
Drug Trends Bulletins