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, people experiencing homelessness, 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, younger people and people who inject drugs.

This report is accompanied by online supplementary data tables and a series of factsheets for each drug type and population group. The report is regularly updated, please refer to the notes page for information on which pages have been updated.

Tobacco

> more Tobacco data
(updated 8 November 2019)

Alcohol

> more Alcohol data
(updated 8 November 2019)

Drugs

> more Cannabis data 
(updated 8 November 2019)

> more Methamphetamine data
(updated 8 November 2019)

> more Non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs data 
(updated 8 November 2019)

> more Psychoactive substance data
(updated 8 November 2019)


> more Heroin data
(updated 8 November 2019)

Populations

> more Indigenous data 
(updated 23 September 2019)

> more Homelessness data 
(updated 8 November 2019)

> more Older people data
(updated 25 July 2019)

> more Younger people data 
(updated 25 July 2019)

> more CALD background data

> more Criminal justice data 
(updated 8 November 2019)

> more LGBTIQ data 
(updated 23 September 2019)

> more PWID data 
(updated 8 November 2019)

> more Mental health data
(updated 8 November 2019)