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.

 

Resources

Author(s)

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