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Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2013–14 report on drug use among police detainees

Monitoring report no.27

Sarah Coghlan, Alexandra Gannoni, Susan Goldsmid, Eileen Patterson, Matthew Willis
ISBN - ISSN 1836-2095
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, August 2015

Abstract | Delivered by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program supports the National Drug Strategy through its timely provision of data on changes in alcohol and other drug consumption habits among Australian police detainees and through its monitoring and reporting of fluctuations in the illicit drug market. Since 1999, 51,748 detainees have been interviewed, of whom 37,398 also provided a urine sample that was analysed to identify licit and illicit drug use. The data gathered through DUMA has informed government policy and research, and contributed to the National Drug Strategy aims of improving health, social and economic outcomes by reducing supply, demand and harm.