Results of the latest wastewater alcohol and other drug monitoring program
Nov 5, 2021
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission have released their latest “National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report 14”. Wastewater is regularly monitored both in urban and regional areas, to track alcohol and other drug traces. The monitoring coers about 56% of the Australian population, and while the estimates of the numbers of people using substances based on wastewater analysis remains dubious, it is able to track changes in the amounts of substances being used in the community. There appears to be a number of changes occurring in the Queensland drug market. The Brisbane region recorded a significant increase in ketamine, and also a re-bound in the levels of methamphetamine, which had declined due to covid.