New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring (NZ-ADUM) report 2010-2016
The New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring (NZ-ADUM) study monitors levels of alcohol and other drug use, and related criminal offending, among police detainees in Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch central city police stations. NZ-ADUM tracks key drugs of concern, including methamphetamine, cannabis, opioids, pharmaceutical medicines and new psychoactive substances (NPS) (so called ‘legal highs’), as well as the emergence of entirely new drugs.
NZ-ADUM also documents levels of alcohol and drug related harm, demand for drug treatment services, and changes in key illegal drug market indicators, such as availability and price.
This report presents the findings from the 2016 NZ-ADUM and compares them with the findings from the previous years of the study.