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The Age: Melbourne remains nation’s heroin capital, snapshot of illicit drug use shows

Following the release of Report 21 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program by the Ausralian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), Penington Institute CEO, John Ryan, spoke with Melissa Cunningham from The Age about the findings. John spoke about the overdose crisis in Australia, the issue of opioid substitution treatment (OST) programs not reaching those who […]

ABC News: Annual report finds use of opioids drives up accidental fatal overdoses

ABC News: Annual report finds use of opioids drives up accidental fatal overdoses

Penington Institute’s report, Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2023, was featured on ABC National News this month, emphasising that over 20 years from 2001 over 37,000 Australian have lost their lives to overdose. Watch the coverage here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-08-27/annual-report-finds-use-of-opioids-drive-up-overdoses/102782300