The overall objective of this research was to assist in the development of targeted interventions, resources and support by identifying patterns of use and harms associated with methamphetamine use among specific groups in Australia.

To achieve this, the research sought to conduct a full exploration of the different target audiences’:

  • patterns of use, including social contexts and drug use practices
  • motivations for use
  • knowledge of risks and harms associated with use including the perceived severity of risks
  • awareness, attitudes and behaviour with regards to harm reduction practices
  • awareness of and attitudes toward treatment and support services including Needle and Syringe Programs, peer education and so on
  • behaviour with regard to treatment and support options and
  • barriers and motivators to seeking treatment.