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released: 20 May 2002 author: AIHW media release

'2001 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: first results' presents key findings from Australia's most comprehensive national survey on drug issues. Results on drug-related awareness, knowledge and behaviours in 2001 are featured, and selected findings are compared with earlier years. The survey covers tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use. This report is the ninth in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's Drug statistics series, and complements a set of reports covering the 1998 survey. This report and others in the series--including a planned report with extended analysis of the 2001 results--will be useful resources for decision makers, researchers and professionals interested in drug-related issues.

ISSN 1442-7230; ISBN 978 1 74024 176 2; Cat. no. PHE 35; 129pp.; FREE

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (175K PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • Summary (separate 81K PDF)
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations and symbols
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (227K PDF) 2
      • The National Drug Strategy
      • Drug-related harm
      • About the 2001 survey
      • Comparison with previous surveys
      • About this report
    2. Overview - the status of drug use in 2001
      • Drugs recently used (in the last 12 months)
      • Drugs ever used
      • Age of initiation - ever use
      • Availability of drugs
      • Drugs thought to be associated with a drug 'problem'
      • Acceptability of drug use
      • Support for the legalisation of illicit drugs
      • Nominal distribution of a drugs budget
      • Support for increased penalties for the sale or supply of illicit drugs
    3. Consumption patterns
      • Tobacco
      • Alcohol
      • Illicit drugs
    4. Community support for drug-related policy (170K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Tobacco
      • Alcohol
      • Illicit drugs
    5. Drug-related harm
      • Perpetrators of drug-related harm
      • Victims of drug-related harm
    6. Explanatory notes
      • Introduction
      • Methodology
      • Response rates
      • Estimation procedures
      • Reliability of estimates
      • Definitions
      • Comparability with previous surveys
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. Membership of survey committees (147K PDF)
      2. Standard errors
      3. Population estimates
      4. Survey-related materials
        • References
        • Other statistics
        • Access to the Confidentialised Unit Record Files
  • The questionnaire (595K PDF)

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Recommended citation

AIHW 2002. 2001 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: first results. Drug statistics series no. 9. Cat. no. PHE 35. Canberra: AIHW.