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Acknowledgements

The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program is funded by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). The data are collected at each site by a team of experienced contractors and researchers, including those from the Sellenger Centre at Edith Cowan University, Hauritz and Associates Pty Ltd, Walsh and Associates Pty Ltd, O’Reilly’s Consultancy Services and Apex Research Pty Ltd. The NSW Police Force, Victoria Police, Queensland Police Service, Northern Territory Police, Western Australia Police and South Australia Police all provide generous in-kind assistance to the project—especially police and auxiliary staff at the local sites who help to facilitate DUMA’s access to detainees. Neither the collectors nor the police services bear any responsibility for the analyses or interpretations presented here.

Large research projects require a dedicated and skilled workforce. Both police and researchers at the local sites provide the AIC with invaluable comment and feedback as part of this ongoing process. The AIC expresses its sincere gratitude for their contribution to the continued improvement and success of the research program.

The AIC also acknowledges and thanks the many detainees who have answered questionnaires and supplied urine specimens, often in difficult personal circumstances.

Finally, we thank those people who read earlier drafts of this report and provided comments, in particular former AIC staff members Dr Jason Payne and Sarah Napier.