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The Prevalence and Characteristics of Injecting Drug Users in Australia

Makkai, Toni; McAllister, Ian


The prevalence of injecting drug use has increased significantly in Australia in recent years. Using the nationally representative 1998 National Drug Strategy Household Survey we estimate the size of the lifetime prevalence injecting drug use population at 302 710 people, compared to 67 474 in 1988. Those who have injected drugs in the previous year are estimated at 108 750 people in 1998. Amphetamines have displaced heroin as the most popular drug to inject among the general population. Those...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Drug and Alcohol Review


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