Key findings:

  • 45% of participants in the survey of people who inject drugs (PWID) conducted as part of the IDRS reported having ever had an opioid overdose.
  • 14% reported recently having an opioid overdose.
  • PWID who initiated injecting with pharmaceutical opioids were more likely to report experiencing an overdose with these drugs.
  • Reports of recent opioid overdose were associated with daily alcohol use and illicit benzodiazepine use.




Paul Dietze, Penny Hill
Date Commenced
19 Dec 2017
Resource Type
Drug Trends Bulletins