Statistics on Drug Use in Australia 2000 follows the format of past reports in this series. Chapters are provided for each of the drug types covered by the NDS: tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs. Within each of these chapters, data are provided on consumption and, to a lesser extent, drug-related behaviour. Additional chapters that have been added for this edition include polydrug use and drug avoidance behaviour.

Also included in this edition are the results of a number of international drug-related surveys from countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and some of the countries of the European Union.