National Drug Research Institute Seminar: Drug Trends in Western Australia

Perth, Australia,

This free seminar will address the findings from the 2018 IDRS and EDRS.

The Illicit Drug Reporting System is an annual survey, carried out in each jurisdiction of Australia, of people who regularly inject drugs, with a view to monitoring evolving trends. In this seminar, data obtained from the 2018 Perth sample will be presented, covering the frequency of use of illicit drugs such as heroin, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, pharmaceutical opiates and cannabis, as well as trends in their price, purity and availability over the years.

The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System is the sister project of the IDRS, and focuses on monitoring trends in ecstasy and other 'party drug' use. In this seminar, findings from the WA arm of the EDRS will be presented, with a focus on key trends observed in 2018.