Table of contents

  • Preliminay pages
    • Title and verso title pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
      • Funding
      • Fieldwork
      • Questionnaire
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Snapshot
      • Tobacco
      • Alcohol
      • Illicit drugs
    • Summary
      • The 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey
      • Use and attitudes
        • Tobacco
        • Alcohol
        • Illicit drugs
        • Population groups
          • Sex and age
          • Other groups
        • Attitudes
      • Health and harm
        • Health
        • Harm
  • Body content
    1. Introduction
      • Background
      • The National Drug Strategy
      • About the 2010 survey
      • About this report
        • Contents
        • Structure
      • Alcohol risk
      • Licit drugs—illicit use
      • Presentation of estimates
        • Population estimates
        • Reliability of estimates
          • Sampling error
          • Non-sampling error
          • Statistical significance
      • Age-standardisation
    1. Overview
      • Drugs recently used
      • Drugs ever used
      • State and territory comparisons
        • Recent use
      • Age of initiation
        • Ever used
        • Average age of initiation, by age group
        • Average age of initiation over time
      • Availability of drugs
        • Opportunity to use drugs
        • Opportunity to use drugs, by age group
        • Acceptance of the offer or opportunity to use drugs
      • Concurrent (12-month) drug use
      • Summary of drug use patterns
    1. Tobacco
      • Key findings
      • Overall tobacco use
        • Current use and trends over time
        • Tobacco use, by sex
        • Tobacco use, by age and sex
        • Age comparisons over time
        • Smoking status, by social characteristics
      • State and territory comparisons
        • Current use and trends over time
        • State and territory comparisons, by sex
        • State and territory comparisons, by age
      • Tobacco and health
      • Tobacco smoking-related behaviours
        • Number of cigarettes smoked
        • Mean number of cigarettes smoked, by characteristics
        • Smoking during pregnancy
        • Unbranded loose tobacco
        • Counterfeit cigarettes
        • Type of tobacco smoked
        • Motivation to change smoking behaviour
          • Changes to smoking behaviour
          • Motivators for change to behaviour
        • Environmental tobacco smoke
        • Obtaining cigarettes
    1. Alcohol
      • Key findings
      • Overall alcohol use
        • Current use and trends over time
        • Alcohol use, by sex
        • Alcohol use, by age and sex
        • Age comparisons over time
      • Alcohol risk
        • Risk of alcohol-related harm over a lifetime
        • Risk of alcohol-related harm from a single drinking occasion
        • Lifetime and single occasion risk over time
        • Lifetime and single occasion risk
        • Alcohol risk status, by social characteristics
      • State and territory comparisons
        • Current use and trends over time
        • State and territory comparisons, by sex
        • State and territory comparisons, by alcohol risk
          • Lifetime risk
          • Single occasion risk
      • Alcohol and health and harm
        • Perceptions of the health effects of alcohol, by risk status
          • Alcohol-related health risk for males
          • Alcohol-related health risk for females
        • Victims of alcohol-related harm
          • Victims of alcohol-related incidents, by alcohol consumption status
          • Use of alcohol by victims
          • Relationship of perpetrator to victims of alcohol-related incidents
          • Injuries resulting from drug-related physical abuse
        • Alcohol use during pregnancy
        • Alcohol-induced memory lapse
        • Perpetrators of alcohol-related harm
      • Alcohol drinking-related behaviours
        • Drink preferences
        • Drink preferences, by age and sex
        • Changes in drink preferences
        • Reduction measures, by risk
          • Reasons for reduction, by risk
        • Usual source of supply
        • Usual place of use
    1. Illicit drugs overview
      • Key findings
      • Overall illicit drug use
        • Current use and trends over time
        • Illicit drug use, by age and sex
          • Ever used illicit drugs
          • Recent use of illicit drugs
        • Age and sex comparisons over time
        • Illicit drug use, by social characteristics
      • State and territory comparisons
        • Current use and trends over time
        • State and territory comparisons, by age and sex
      • Illicit drug use and health and harm
        • Victims of drug-related harm
      • Illicit drug taking behaviours
        • Activities while under the influence of illicit drugs
        • Source of supply of illicit drugs
        • Use by friends and acquaintances
    1. Cannabis
      • Key findings
      • Overall cannabis use
        • Current use and trends over time
        • Cannabis use, by sex
        • Cannabis use, by age and sex
        • Cannabis use, by social characteristics
      • State and territory comparisons
        • Current use and trends over time
        • State and territory comparisons, by age and sex
      • Cannabis and health
      • Cannabis use-related behaviour
        • Frequency of use
        • Other drugs used with cannabis
        • What form of cannabis was used?
        • Source of supply
        • Usual place of use
        • Use by friends and acquaintances
    1. Ecstasy
      • Key findings
      • Overall ecstasy use
        • Current use and trends over time
          • Ever used ecstasy
          • Recent use of ecstasy
        • Ecstasy use, by sex and age
        • Ecstasy use, by social characteristics
      • State and territory comparisons
        • State and territory comparisons by age and sex
      • Ecstasy use and health
      • Ecstasy use-related behaviour
        • Frequency of ecstasy use
        • Source of supply of ecstasy
        • Usual place of ecstasy use
    1. Meth/amphetamines
      • Key findings
      • Overall meth/amphetamines use
        • Current use and trends over time
        • Use, by age and sex
        • Meth/amphetamines use, social characteristics
      • State and territory comparisons
        • State and territory comparisons, by age and sex
      • Meth/amphetamines use and health
      • Meth/amphetamines use-related behaviour
        • Frequency of meth/amphetamines use
        • Form and quantity of meth/amphetamines used
        • Source of supply of meth/amphetamines
        • Usual place of meth/amphetamines use
    1. Cocaine
      • Key findings
      • Overall cocaine use
        • Current use and trends over time
        • Use, by age and sex
        • Cocaine use, by social characteristics
      • State and territory comparisons
      • Cocaine use and health
      • Cocaine use-related behaviours
        • Frequency of cocaine use
        • Usual source of cocaine
    1. Pharmaceuticals
      • Key findings
      • Overall pharmaceutical use
        • Current use and trends over time
        • Use of pharmaceuticals, by age and sex
        • Type of pharmaceuticals used recently
      • Pharmaceutical use-related behaviours
        • Frequency of pharmaceutical use
    1. Other illicit drugs
      • Key findings
      • Overall use of other illicit drugs
        • Current use and trends over time
        • Use of other illicit drugs
        • Other illicit drug use, by sex
        • Other illicit drug use, by age
      • Other illicit drug use-related behaviours
        • Frequency of use
        • Usual source of needles and syringes
    1. Attitudes and perceptions
      • Key findings
      • Perception of drugs that cause a drug problem
      • Perceptions and attitudes towards drug use over time
      • Attitudes and perceptions in 2010
        • Approval of regular adult drug use
          • Recent users
        • Drug use that is most concerning for the general community
        • Drugs perceived to be associated with mortality
        • Social characteristics and perceptions and attitudes towards drugs
      • Factors influencing use of illicit drugs
        • Ease of obtaining illicit drugs
        • Factors influencing first use or the decision not to use
    1. Support for policy
      • Key findings
        • Support for measures to reduce problems associated with tobacco
          • Comparisons over time
          • State and territory comparisons
          • Tobacco use status comparisons
        • Support for measures to reduce problems associated with alcohol
          • Comparisons over time
          • State and territory comparisons
          • Alcohol use status comparisons
        • Support for cannabis use in medical settings
          • Comparisons over time
          • State and territory comparisons
        • Support for the possession of cannabis being a criminal offence
        • Support for measures to reduce problems associated with heroin
          • Comparisons over time
          • State and territory comparisons
          • Heroin use status comparisons
      • Community support for drug policy for illicit drugs
        • Support for legalisation of illicit drugs
          • Comparisons over time
          • Age and sex comparisons
        • Support for increased penalties for the sale or supply of illicit drugs
          • Comparisons over time
          • Age and sex comparisons
          • Actions for those found in possession of illicit drugs
      • Hypothetical distribution of a drugs budget
    1. Explanatory notes
      • Scope
      • Methodology
        • Survey methodology
        • Sample design
        • Coding
        • Scanning and editing
      • Estimation procedures
        • Sample distribution
        • Weighting
      • Sample representativeness
      • Response rates and contact rates
        • Non-response rates and non-response bias
      • Statistical concepts used in this report
        • Reliability of estimates
          • Standard error
          • Relative standard error
          • Sampling error
          • Non-sampling error
          • Counter balancing
        • Age-standardisation
          • Direct age-standardisation
        • Population estimates
      • Limitations, assumptions and implications
        • Data about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
          • Sample design and scope
          • Comparability with other data sources
          • Future surveys
      • Comparability with previous surveys
        • Methodology
          • Sample
          • Questionnaire
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Additional tables
    • Appendix 2: Additional age group categories
    • Appendix 3: Direct age-standardised percentages
    • Appendix 4: Definition of characteristics variables
    • Appendix 5: Sample/demographic characteristics
    • Appendix 6: Population estimates
    • Appendix 7: Membership of the Technical Advisory Group
    • Appendix 8: Access to the confidentialised unit record file (CURF)
    • Appendix 9: Questionnaire description
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • The questionnaire