Profiles of illicit drug use during annual key holiday and control periods in Australia: wastewater analysis in an urban, a semi-rural and a vacation area.

@article{Lai2013ProfilesOI,
  title={Profiles of illicit drug use during annual key holiday and control periods in Australia: wastewater analysis in an urban, a semi-rural and a vacation area.},
  author={Foon Yin Lai and Raimondo Bruno and Wayne Hall and Coral Gartner and Christoph Ort and Paul Kirkbride and Jeremy Prichard and Phong K Thai and Steve Carter and Jochen M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2013},
  volume={108 3},
  pages={556-65}
}
AIMS To examine changes in illicit drug consumption between peak holiday season (23 December-3 January) in Australia and a control period two months later in a coastal urban area, an inland semi-rural area and an island populated predominantly by vacationers during holidays. DESIGN Analysis of representative daily composite wastewater samples collected from the inlet of the major wastewater treatment plant in each area. SETTING Three wastewater treatment plants. PARTICIPANTS Wastewater… CONTINUE READING
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