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Victorian drug statistics handbook - Patterns of drug use & related harm in Victoria

Introduction

On behalf of the Department of Health, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre produces an annual Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook. The first edition of the Handbook was compiled from 1999 data, which has been updated and built upon in subsequent editions.

The aim of the Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook is to describe the major patterns of drug use and associated harm experienced in Victoria. This is achieved by collating information from an extensive range of existing data sources and condensing it into an easily readable format.

The data sources used in the Handbook include:

The substances covered in the Handbook are:

The handbook provides a comprehensive picture of the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in Victoria along with the harms associated with the use of all drugs.

Ambulance attendances, hospital admissions, road traffic accidents, violence associated with alcohol use, health problems and deaths associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug use as well as drug-related crime are documented. In the 2002 edition global and national comparisons are also provided at the end of each chapter.

Current handbook

  Summary of the Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2010 to June 2011 - Report Number 14

  The Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2010 to June 2011 - Report Number 14

Previous editions

  Summary of the Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2009 to June 2010 - Report Number 13

  The Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2009 to June 2010 - Report Number 13

  Summary of the Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2008 to June 2009 - Report Number 12

  The Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2008 to June 2009 - Report Number 12

  Summary of the Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2007 to June 2008 - Report Number 11

  The Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2007 to June 2008 - Report Number 11

  Summary of the Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2006 to June 2007 - Report Number 10

  Victorian Drug Statistics Handbook: Patterns of drug use and related harm in Victoria for the period July 2006 to June 2007 - Report Number 10

  2007 Victorian drug statistics handbook summary

  2007 Victorian drug statistics handbook

  2006 Victorian drug statistics handbook

  2005 Victorian drug statistics handbook

  2004 Victorian drug statistics handbook

  2003 Victorian drug statistics handbook

  2002 Victorian drug statistics handbook

  2001 Victorian drug statistics handbook

  2000 Victorian drug statistics handbook

  1999 Victorian drug statistics handbook