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Fetene, D and Hall, C and Dietze, Paul (2020) Characteristics of people who used the Melbourne and Sydney medically supervised injecting facilities surveyed in the Illicit Drug Reporting System 2019. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.

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The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is a national drug monitoring systems intended to identify emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets, and form part of Drug Trends.

People who inject drugs are at increased risk of fatal and non-fatal overdose, blood-borne viral infections, and a range of negative social and health consequences. Interventions such as supervised injecting facilities have been shown to reduce overdose-related morbidity and mortality, drug-related risk behaviors, and to improve public amenity.

In this bulletin, we summarise findings from the Sydney and Melbourne survey samples who report use of the supervised injecting facilities in their city.

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