Introduction

The consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs is a major cause of preventable disease and illness in Australia. There are a wide range of data sources available that contribute to our understanding of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. This web report is intended to be a general reference for contemporary data on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Australia. This report consolidates the most recently available information regarding the use of tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, meth/amphetamines and other stimulants, the non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs, illicit opioids (heroin) and new (and emerging) psychoactive substances (NPS).

Key trends in the availability, consumption, harms and treatment are identified and detailed data are presented for vulnerable populations. These population groups include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, homeless people, older people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ), people in contact with the criminal justice system, people with mental health conditions, young people and people who inject drugs.

This report is regularly updated, please refer to the notes page for information on which pages have been updated.

Tobacco

> more Tobacco data
(updated 13 Dec 2018)

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Alcohol

> more Alcohol data
(updated 13 Dec 2018)

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Drugs

> more Cannabis data
(updated 13 Dec 2018)

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> more Methamphetamine data
(updated 13 Dec 2018)

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> more Pharmaceutical drugs data
(updated 13 Dec 2018)

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> more Psychoactive substance data
(updated 13 Dec 2018)

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> more Heroin data
(updated 13 Dec 2018)

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Populations

> more Indigenous data
(updated 13 Dec 2018)

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> more Homeless people data
(updated 13 Dec 2018)

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> more Older people data Visualisation not available for printing

> more Young people data
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> more CALD background data Visualisation not available for printing

> more Criminal justice data
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> more LGBTQI data Visualisation not available for printing

> more PWID data
(updated 13 Dec 2018)

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> more Mental health data

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