Prescription Drug Use Among Detainees: Prevalence, Sources and Links to Crime
By McGregor, Catherine; Gately, Natalie; Fleming, Jennifer.
Australian Institute of Criminology (Canberra, ACT).
“This report is the first of its kind in Australia to examine the self-reported use of illicit pharmaceuticals among a sample of police detainees surveyed as part of the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program” (p.1). This publication builds upon the little research done on the abuse (or non-medical use) of prescribed drugs by offenders. Findings are provided for :type of pharmaceuticals taken in the previous 12 months; sample characteristics; drugs ... Read More