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released: 12 Apr 2007 author: AIHW media release

This report is the twelfth in a series originally titled Statistics on Drug Abuse in Australia. The report provides a comprehensive summary of major drug use statistical collections, with references to sources of more detailed information. It also serves as the 'companion document' to the National Drug Strategy 2004-2009. Data are presented on patterns of drug use, international comparisons, drugs and health, special population groups, and crime and law enforcement. New to this edition is a feature on methamphetamine use, drug use among prisoners and juvenile offenders, and alcohol use among those in the workforce. This report and others in the Drug Statistics Series are useful resources for policy-makers, planners and researchers interested in drug-related matters.

ISSN 1442-7230; ISBN 978 1 74024 660 6; Cat. no. PHE 80; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (179KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Keypoints
    • Summary
    • Acknowledgements
    • Symbols
  • Sections (433KB PDF)
    1. Introduction
      1. National Drug Strategy
      2. About this report
      3. Data sources
    2. Tobacco
      1. Introduction
      2. Reported consumption trends
      3. Consumption by age and sex
      4. Apparent consumption trends
      5. Government revenue
      6. Internaitonal comparisons
    3. Alcohol
      1. Introduction
      2. Reported consumption trends
      3. Apparent consumption trends
      4. Government revenue
      5. International comparisons
    4. Illicit drug use
      1. Introduction
      2. Measures of illicit drug use
      3. International comparisons
      4. Methamphetamine use
    5. Pharmaceutical products
      1. Introduction
      2. Top 10 prescription medicines
      3. Community prescriptions for major drug groups
    6. Drugs and health
      1. Introduction
      2. Mortality and morbidity
      3. Mental health
      4. Injecting drug use and communicable disease
      5. Injecting drug use and risky behaviour
      6. Overdoses
    7. Special population groups
      1. Introduction
      2. Young people
      3. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      4. Pregnant women
      5. Homeless people
      6. Injecting drug users
      7. Prisoners
      8. Employees
    8. Treatment services
      1. Introduction
      2. Alcohol and other drug treatment services
      3. National pharmacotherapy statistics
    9. Crime and law enforcement
      1. Introduction
      2. National pharmacotherapy statistics
      3. Sydney medically supervised injecting centre
  • End matter (153KB PDF)
    • Appendix A: Confidence Intervals
    • References and further reading

Recommended citation

AIHW 2007. Statistics on drug use in Australia 2006. Cat. no. PHE 80. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 October 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467962>.

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