Penington Institute overdose report now available

Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2018 – a Penington Institute publication – reveals that accidental overdose continues to be a significant cause of death in Australia.

The continued growth in overdose deaths is linked to highly potent drugs, many of which are available through prescription, such as pharmaceutical opioids and benzodiazepines. Illegal drugs such as heroin and crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) also contribute to a significant number of fatalities.

The use of multiple drugs concurrently (including alcohol) is common and increases the risk of overdose.

To request a copy of Australia’s Annual Overdose report 2018 follow this link: