Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (175K 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