Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use is a major cause of preventable disease, illness and death in Australia. This report consolidates recent information on the availability and consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Australia, and related impacts, harms and treatment.

This report is regularly updated with data from a range of sources. There are differences in the source year and frequency of publication. See the Summary of main data sources and Notes for more information. Content is correct as at 20 September 2021. Reports released after this date will be included in the next scheduled release.

  • Cat. no: PHE 221

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In this report

Explore the 3 pillars of harm minimisation, including demand reduction, supply reduction and harm reduction.
Explore by health, social and economic impacts, including deaths, risky behaviours, and household expenditure.