Tasmania Drug Trends 2019: Methamphetamine Use, Markets and Harms

Published by
Bucher, E. & Bruno, R. (2018). Trends in Methamphetamine use in Tasmania. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) are ongoing illicit drug monitoring systems which have been conducted in all states and territories of Australia since 2000, and form part of Drug Trends.

This bulletin provides an overview of key data sources that relate to methamphetamine use in Tasmania. 

In particular it is important to note that the Illicit Drug Reporting System and Ecstasy and Related Drug Reporting System projects focus on very frequent consumers of substances and are not representative of substance consumers at the population level.