Bulletin | 01 12 2016

IDRS

Drug use and risk among older adults who regularly inject drugs.

Key Findings

Older adults who regularly inject drugs are more likely to:

  • be male
  • currently in OST
  • have a prison history
  • nominate heroin as a drug ofchoice
  • report fair or poor health

They are less likely to

  • engage in risky injecting behaviours
  • engage incrime
  • report mental health problems