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released: 25 Nov 2014 updated: 12 Feb 2015 author: AIHW media release

This 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report shows that: - fewer Australians are smoking daily and are smoking less cigarettes; - fewer people are exceeding the lifetime risk and single occasion risk guidelines for alcohol use; - overall illicit drug use has remained stable but some drugs have declined and some have increased; - alcohol continues to be the drug of most concern to the community but an increasing number of people are concerned about meth/amphetamines.

ISSN 1442-7230; ISBN 978-1-74249-665-8; Cat. no. PHE 183; 161pp.; $58

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
  • Body section
    • Summary
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Overview
    • 3 Tobacco smoking in the general population
    • 4 Alcohol use in the general population
    • 5 Illicit use of drugs
    • 6 Misuse of pharmaceuticals
    • 7 State and territory comparisons
    • 8 Specific population groups
    • 9 Policy and attitudes
    • 10 Explanatory notes
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Membership of the Technical Advisory Group
    • Online tables
    • Glossary
    • References

Notes and corrections 

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (12 Feb 2015) PDF page 21 and online version updated: text relating to the increase in daily smoking of people aged 12–17 has been updated by deleting a reference to a high relative standard error.
    Previous version - National Drug Strategy Household Survey detailed report: 2013 (2.7MB PDF)
  2.  (18 June 2015) Updates to the supplementary tables: some estimates may differ to previously published estimates due to rounding.
    Table 3.4: updated to correct 2001 estimates as well as the occasional smokers, ex-smokers, and never smokers’ estimates for people aged 14 or older and 18 or older.
    Table 9.25: updated to correct 2010 and 2013 estimates for ex-cannabis users.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. National Drug Strategy Household Survey detailed report: 2013. Drug statistics series no. 28. Cat. no. PHE 183. Canberra: AIHW.

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