Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, an event raising awareness of overdose as a public health issue, stimulating action on overdose prevention and drug policy and remembering those lost to overdose.
The NCIS is a valuable data collection that supports the development of death and injury prevention strategies by providing access to coronial data for death investigation and research.
NCIS Fatal facts is a unique tool that allows public access to Australian coronial recommendations. Users can search the tool by a variety of category tags. A search using the Drug and alcohol category can identify summaries of drug-related deaths and associated coronial recommendations made to improve public health and safety.
A variety of organisations use NCIS data to conduct research into drug-related deaths. Links to relevant research publications are available on the NCIS website.