Drug Trends (IDRS & EDRS)

  • Research program: Harm reduction policy and strategies
  • Project status: Current
  • Start date: July 2017
  • Expected end date: June 2022
  • Completion date:
  • Funded by: AGDH
  • Lead organisation: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)

Reducing the prevalence and severity of drug and/or alcohol misuse in Australian communities

Enhancing the capacity of the sector to undertake drug and alcohol research informing national efforts to address substance misuse; and

Enhancing knowledge on treatment approaches for emerging drugs of concern, including supporting research on innovative treatment models.

Please note that since June 2017, the IDRS and EDRS projects have been combined into this project, Drug Trends (IDRS & EDRS). The previous projects may be viewed here: IDRS and EDRS.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
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Professor Simon Lenton
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1603
s.lenton@curtin.edu.au
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Chief Investigator

Harm reduction policy and strategies

Perth

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Professor Paul Dietze
Tel: 61 (0)3 9282 2134
paul.dietze@curtin.edu.au
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Chief Investigator

Harm reduction policy and strategies

Melbourne

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Dr Jodie Grigg
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1618
j.grigg@curtin.edu.au
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Project staff

Harm reduction policy and strategies

Perth

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Dr Seraina Agramunt
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 9591
seraina.agramunt@curtin.edu.au
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Project staff

Harm reduction policy and strategies

Perth

  • Chief Investigator: Raimondo Bruno, University of Tasmania
  • Chief Investigator: Caroline Salom, University of Queensland
  • Chief Investigator: Louisa Degenhardt, University of New South Wales
  • Chief Investigator: Michael Farrell, University of New South Wales
  • Chief Investigator: Amy Peacock, University of New South Wales

Professor Simon Lenton
Director
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1603
s.lenton@curtin.edu.au
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Agramunt, S. and Lenton, S. (2021). Western Australia Drug Trends 2020: Key Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney. [T296] View web page

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2021). Western Australian Drug Trends 2020: Key Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3961-2 [T291] View web page

Peacock, A., Gibbs, D., Price, O., Barratt, M., J., Ezard, N., Sutherland, R., Hill, P., Grigg, J., Lenton, S., Page, R., Salom, C., L., Hughes, C. and Bruno, R. (2021). Profile and correlates of colorimetric reagent kit use among people who use ecstasy/MDMA and other illegal stimulants in Australia. International Journal of Drug Policy, 97. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103334 [RJ1722] View web page

Peacock, A., Uporova, J., Karlsson, A., Price, O., Gibbs, D., Swanton, R., Chan, R., Bruno, R., Dietze, P., Lenton, S., Salom, C., L., Degenhardt, L. and Farrell, M. (2021). Australian Drug Trends 2020: Key Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney. [T294] View web page

Price, O., Man, N., Bruno, R., Dietze, P., Salom, C., L., Lenton, S., Grigg, J., Gibbs, D., Wilson, T., Degenhardt, L., Chan, R., Thomas, N. and Peacock, A. (2021). Changes in illicit drug use and markets with the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System, 2016-2020. Addiction. DOI: 10.1111/add.15620 [RJ1648] View web page

Stewart, A., Peacock, A., Djordjevic, F., Cossar, R., Salom, C., L., Lenton, S. and Dietze, P. (2021). Ketamine use among people who regularly use ecstasy and other illicit stimulants in Australia: trends and characteristics of use, 2009-2019, 82, (2), pp. 188-196. DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2021.82.188 [RJ1605] View web page

Agramunt, S. and Lenton, S. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 and associated restrictions on people who inject drugs in Western Australia: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System 2020. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. [T301] View web page

Agramunt, S. and Lenton, S. (2020). Injecting risk behaviours and harms associated with injecting drug use in Australia: does gender make a difference?. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. [T286] View web page Abstract

Agramunt, S. and Lenton, S. (2020). Western Australia Drug Trends 2019: Key Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3910-0 DOI: 10.26190/5e46010d02d2b [T282] View web page

Gibbs, D., Peacock, A., O'Keefe, D., Butler, K., Bruno, R., Lenton, S., Burns, L. and Larney, S. (2020). Use of alcohol swabs to clean injecting sites among people who regularly inject drugs in Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 39, (1), pp. 83-92. DOI: 10.1111/dar.13006 [RJ1483] View web page

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2020). Impacts of COVID-19 and associated restrictions on people who use illicit stimulants in Western Australia: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System 2020. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, NSW. [T288] View web page

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2020). Increasing trends in self-reported use of nitrous oxide among WA EDRS samples. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. [T289] View web page

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2020). Western Australia Drug Trends 2019: Key Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3904-9 DOI: 10.26190/5e460ebe7b309 [T283] View web page

Peacock, A., Price, O., Karlsson, A., Uporova, J., Chan, R., Swanton, R., Gibbs, D., Bruno, R., Dietze, P., Salom, C., L., Lenton, S., Agramunt, S., Hall, C., Wilson, T., Daly, C., Moon, C., Degenhardt, L. and Farrell, M. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 and associated restrictions on people who inject drugs in Australia: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System 2020. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW. [T290] View web page

Fetherston, J., Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2019). Reviewing six years of a peer-driven naloxone training program in Western Australia. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. [R332] View web page

Fetherston, J., Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2019). Western Australian Drug Trends 2018: Key findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3850-9 [T271] View web page

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2019). Shifting trends in the Perth ecstasy market: Harm reduction implications. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales., Sydney. [R333] View web page

Grigg, J. and Lenton, S. (2019). Western Australia Drug Trends 2018: Key Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. [T270] View web page

Grigg, J., Lenton, S. and Peacock, A. (2019). Correlates of self-reported significant adverse effects following ‘ecstasy’ use: Implications for harm reduction. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. [R339] View web page

Peacock, A., Karlsson, A., Uporova, J., Gibbs, D., Swanton, R., Kelly, G., Price, O., Bruno, R., Dietze, P., Lenton, S., Salom, C., L., Degenhardt, L. and Farrell, M. (2019). Australian Drug Trends 2019: Key Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3890-5 [T285] View web page

Peacock, A., Uporova, J., Karlsson, A., Gibbs, D., Swanton, R., Kelly, G., Price, O., Bruno, R., Dietze, P., Lenton, S., Salom, C., L., Degenhardt, L. and Farrell, M. (2019). Australian Drug Trends 2019: Key Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3889-9 [T284] View web page

Couto e Cruz, C., Dietze, P., Salom, C., L., Lenton, S., Burns, L. and Alati, R. (2018). Frequent experience of discrimination among people who inject drugs: Links with health and wellbeing. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 190, pp. 188-194. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.06.009 [RJ1440] View web page

Fetherston, J. and Lenton, S. (2018). Western Australian Drug Trends 2017: Key findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3801-1 [T272] View web page

Nelson, M. and Lenton, S. (2018). WA trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2017: Findings from the Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS). National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-7334-3791-5 [T257] View web page

Peacock, A., Gibbs, D., Karlsson, A., Uporova, J., Sutherland, R., Bruno, R., Dietze, P., Lenton, S., Alati, R., Degenhardt, L. and Farrell, M. (2018). Australian Drug Trends 2018: Key Findings from the National Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Australia. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW. [T275] View web page

Peacock, A., Gibbs, D., Sutherland, R., Uporova, J., Karlsson, A., Bruno, R., Dietze, P., Lenton, S., Alati, R., Degenhardt, L. and Farrell, M. (2018). Australian Drug Trends 2018. Key Findings from the National Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) Interviews. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, NSW. [T274] View web page