The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is an ongoing illicit drug monitoring system that has been conducted in all states and territories of Australia since 2000 and forms part of Drug Trends.

This year, we have provided with the most up-to-date findings from interviews conducted annually from 2000-2018 with a cross-sectional sentinel group of people who regularly inject drugs recruited from the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland.

Results are not representative of all consumers or drug use in the general population and should be interpreted alongside findings from other data sources for a more complete profile of emerging trends in illicit drug use in Australia.

Use of the data

Please note that any presentation of these data should include acknowledgment of Drug Trends at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

Citation: Morris, L. & Salom, C.L. (2019). Queensland Drug Trends 2018: Key findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews. Sydney, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Australia.

Funding

Drug Trends is supported by the Australian Government under the Drug and Alcohol Program.

Queries

Please contact the research team at drugtrends@unsw.edu.au with any queries; to request additional analyses using these data; or to discuss the possibility of including items in future IDRS interviews.

Resources

Author(s)

Leith Morris and Caroline Salom
Date Commenced
30 May 2019
Resource Type
Drug Trends Jurisdictional Reports