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released: 20 Dec 2000 author: Adhikari P & Summerill A

'1998 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: detailed findings' contains final results from the 1998 National Drug Strategy Household Survey. Provisional results were published by AIHW in '1998 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: first results'.This second report extends the analysis on correlates of drug use and the social and health effects of drug use. The information presented here and in other reports in this series will be useful for policy planners and researchers interested in drug-related matters.

ISSN 1442-7230; ISBN 978 1 7402 4081 9; Cat. no. PHE 27; 144pp.; FREE

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (175K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • Preface
    • Summary (82K PDF)
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (134K PDF)
      • Background
      • About this report
      • Overview - the status of drug use in 1998
    2. Use of tobacco (136K PDF)
      • Smoking status
      • Ages of smokers
      • Number of cigarettes smoked
      • Multiple drugs use with tobacco
      • Source of supply for under-age smokers
      • Correlates of tobacco use
    3. Use of alcohol (146K PDF)
      • Alcohol drinking status
      • Frequency of drinking
      • Type of alcohol consumed
      • Usual place of alcohol consumption
      • Amount of alcohol consumed
      • Multiple drugs use with alcohol
      • Source of supply for under-age drinkers
      • Correlates of alcohol
    4. Use of non-medical prescription drugs (129K PDF)
      • Prescription drug use for non-medical purposes
      • Multiple drugs use with non-medical prescription drugs
      • Correlates of non-medical prescription drug use
    5. Use of marijuana/cannabis (141K PDF)
      • Marijuana/cannabis use
      • Type of marijuana/cannabis and method of consumption
      • Usual place of marijuana/cannabis consumption
      • Frequency of marijuana/cannabis use
      • Source of supply of marijuana/cannabis
      • Multiple drugs use with marijuana/cannabis use
      • Correlates of marijuana/cannabis use
    6. Use of pain-killers/analgesics for non-medical purposes (132K PDF)
      • General use of pain-killers/analgesics for non-medical purposes
      • Usual place of pain-killers/analgesics consumption
      • Frequency of use of pain-killers/analgesics for non-medical purposes
      • Sources of supply of pain-killers/analgesics for non-medical use
      • Multiple drugs use with pain-killers/analgesics for non-medical purposes
      • Correlates of pain-killers/analgesics use for non-medical purposes
    7. Use of tranquillisers/sleeping pills for non-medical purposes (128K PDF)
      • General use of tranquillisers/sleeping pills for non-medical purposes
      • Usual place of consumption of tranquillisers/sleeping pills
      • Frequency of use of tranquillisers/sleeping pills for non-medical purposes
      • Source of supply of tranquillisers/sleeping pills for non-medical use
      • Multiple drugs use with tranquillisers/sleeping pills
      • Correlates of tranquillisers/sleeping pills use for non-medical purposes
    8. Use of amphetamines (132K PDF)
      • Lifetime and recent use of amphetamines
      • Types of amphetamines and methods of consumption
      • Usual place of consumption of amphetamines
      • Frequency of amphetamines use
      • Source of supply of amphetamines
      • Multiple drugs use with amphetamines
      • Correlates of amphetamines use
    9. Use of heroin (129K PDF)
      • Lifetime and recent use of heroin
      • Types of heroin used and methods of consumption
      • Usual place of heroin consumption
      • Frequency of heroin use
      • Source of supply of heroin
      • Multiple drugs use with heroin
      • Correlates of heroin use
    10. Use of cocaine (132K PDF)
      • Cocaine use
      • Types of cocaine and methods of consumption
      • Usual place of cocaine consumption
      • Frequency of cocaine use
      • Source of supply of cocaine
      • Multiple drugs use with cocaine
      • Correlates of cocaine use
    11. Use of hallucinogens (133K PDF)
      • Hallucinogen use
      • Type of hallucinogens used
      • Usual place of hallucinogen consumption
      • Frequency of hallucinogens use
      • Source of supply of hallucinogens
      • Multiple drugs use with hallucinogens
      • Correlates of hallucinogens use
    12. Use of ecstasy/designer drugs (131K PDF)
      • Ecstasy/designer drugs use
      • Usual place of ecstasy/designer drugs consumption
      • Frequency of ecstasy/designer drugs use
      • Source of supply of ecstasy/designer drugs
      • Multiple drugs use with ecstasy/designer drugs
      • Correlates of ecstasy/designer drugs use
    13. Use of inhalants (129K PDF)
      • Inhalants use
      • Usual place of inhalants consumption
      • Frequency of inhalants use
      • Source of supply of inhalants
      • Multiple drugs use with inhalants
      • Correlates of inhalants use
    14. Use of injecting drugs (126K PDF)
      • Injecting drug use
      • Frequency of injecting drugs
      • Multiple drugs use by injecting drug users
      • Correlates of injecting drugs
    15. Health and social impact of drug use (180K PDF)
      • Use of selected substances by pregnant or breastfeeding women
      • Activities undertaken while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
      • Activities undertaken in order to buy alcohol or drugs
      • Incidence of alcohol- and other drug-related violence
      • Lost days of school or work
      • Physical and mental health status of drug users
      • Drug consumption status and contact with health services
    16. Drug avoidance behaviour (71K PDF)
      • Avoidance of cigarette smoke
      • Restrictions on smoking in workplaces or educational institutions
      • Effort in quitting smoking
      • Encouragement to quit smoking
      • Intention to give up smoking
      • Alcohol moderation behaviour
      • Participation in drug treatment programs
    17. Awareness of drug problems and drug regulations (122K PDF)
      • Drugs thought to be causing the most deaths in Australia
      • Likely source of information on health effects of drugs
      • Perceived health risk from passive smoking
      • Health risk from alcohol
      • Awareness of regulations relating to the use of marijuana/cannabis
      • Understanding of the term 'decriminalised'
    18. Community perceptions of drug problems in society (138K PDF)
      • Drugs thought to be associated with a 'drug problem'
      • Most serious concern regarding drug use/activity in the community
      • Acceptability of regular use of drugs
      • Opinion on legal status of possession of marijuana/cannabis for personal use
      • Potential consumption rate of marijuana/cannabis if it was legal to use
      • Preferred resource allocation to reduce the use of various drugs
    19. Community support for drug-related policy (116K PDF)
      • Measures against tobacco use
      • Measures against alcohol use
      • Measures against heroin use
      • Support for legalising drugs for personal use
      • Support for increased penalties for the sale or supply of drugs
  • End matter (81K PDF)
    • References
    • Appendix 1: Relative standard errors
    • Appendix 2: Definition, measurement and distribution of correlates

Recommended citation

Adhikari P & Summerill A 2000. 1998 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: detailed findings. Drug Statistics Series no. 6. Cat. no. PHE 27. Canberra: AIHW.

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