1248.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Drugs of Concern, 2011  
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1. Supplementary codes are used to process inadequately described responses in statistical collections. The supplementary codes listed below are to be used to supplement the main classification structure (Type of Drug).

Supplementary codes for Form of Drug and Method of Drug Use are provided with those classifications.

2. The supplementary codes for the main classification structure are of two types:

  • four-digit codes ending with two or three zeros which are used to code responses that do not contain sufficient information to be coded to any base level unit but can be coded to a higher level of the classification structure (‘not further defined’ (nfd) codes); and
  • four-digit codes commencing with three zeros which are used to code responses that cannot be allocated to a category at any level of the classification (operational codes).
3. Using supplementary codes: Supplementary codes are not part of the main classification structure. Although the list provided below contains all possible ‘not further defined’ codes, many of them will not be required for use in the majority of applications. The operational codes will be needed in most coding processes. A more detailed explanation of supplementary codes and their application is provided in the Supplementary Codes section of the Introduction.

4. Operational supplementary codes :

0000Inadequately Described
0001Not Stated
0002Not Identified as a Drug of Concern

5. Not further defined, supplementary codes:

1000Analgesics, nfd
1100Organic Opiate Analgesics, nfd
1200Semisynthetic Opioid Analgesics, nfd
1300Synthetic Opioid Analgesics, nfd
1400Non Opioid Analgesics, nfd
2000Sedatives and Hypnotics, nfd
2100Alcohols, nfd
2200Anaesthetics, nfd
2300Barbiturates, nfd
2400Benzodiazepines, nfd
2500GHB Type Drugs and Analogues, nfd
2900Other Sedatives and Hypnotics, nfd
3000Stimulants and Hallucinogens, nfd
3100Amphetamines, nfd
3300Ephedra Alkaloids, nfd
3400Phenethylamines, nfd
3500Tryptamines, nfd
3600Volatile Nitrates, nfd
3700Cathinones, nfd
3800Piperazines, nfd
3900Other Stimulants and Hallucinogens, nfd
4000Anabolic Agents and Selected Hormones, nfd
4100Anabolic Androgenic Steroids, nfd
4200Beta2 Agonists, nfd
4300Peptide Hormones, Mimetics and Analogues, nfd
4900Other Anabolic Agents and Selected Hormones, nfd
5000Antidepressants and Antipsychotics, nfd
5100Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors, nfd
5200Phenothiazines, nfd
5300Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, nfd
5400Thioxanthenes, nfd
5500Tricyclic Antidepressants, nfd
5600Atypical Antipsychotics, nfd
5900Other Antidepressants and Antipsychotics, nfd
6000Volatile Solvents, nfd
6100Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, nfd
6200Aromatic Hydrocarbons, nfd
6300Halogenated Hydrocarbons, nfd
6900Other Volatile Solvents, nfd
7100Cannabinoids and Related Drugs, nfd
9000Miscellaneous Drugs of Concern, nfd
9100Diuretics, nfd
9200Opioid Antagonists, nfd