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Acknowledgements

The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program is funded by the Commonwealth Government. The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) would like to extend our gratitude to the Commonwealth Government for its ongoing support.

DUMA interviews are conducted at police stations and watch houses across Australia by teams of experienced contractors and researchers, including from the School of Law and Justice at Edith Cowan University, Walsh and Associates Pty Ltd, P&R Solutions Pty Ltd and the AIC. Their dedication and expertise in interviewing police detainees is directly responsible for the number of interviews achieved.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to the NSW Police Force, Queensland Police Service, Western Australia Police and South Australia Police; without their continued support this project would not be possible. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the efforts of the police and auxiliary staff who facilitate access to detainees. We would also like to thank the representatives who have offered invaluable advice, direction and support to the program through the DUMA steering committees.

Large research projects require a dedicated and skilled workforce. Both police and researchers at the local sites provide the AIC with invaluable comment and feedback as part of this ongoing process. The AIC expresses its gratitude for their contribution to the continued improvement and success of the research program.

Finally, the AIC would like to acknowledge and express its gratitude to the individuals who answered questionnaires and supplied urine specimens. Their willingness to participate in difficult personal circumstances is greatly appreciated.

Neither the external collectors nor the police services bear any responsibility for the analyses or interpretations presented in this report.