National Drug Strategy Household Survey detailed report: 2013

  • Publication
  • Release Date: 25 Nov 2014
  • Author: AIHW
  • Media release
 

This 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report shows that: - fewer Australians are smoking daily and are smoking less cigarettes; - fewer people are exceeding the lifetime risk and single occasion risk guidelines for alcohol use; - overall illicit drug use has remained stable but some drugs have declined and some have increased; - alcohol continues to be the drug of most concern to the community but an increasing number of people are concerned about meth/amphetamines.

  • ISSN: 1442-7230
  • ISBN: 978-1-74249-665-8
  • Cat. no: PHE 183
  • Pages: 161
Findings from this report:
  • Misuse of pharmaceuticals increased from 4.2% in 2010 to 4.7% 2013

  • Between 2010 and 2013, there was a major shift in the main form of meth/amphetamine used with ice replacing speed

  • 4 in 10 people either smoked daily, drank alcohol in risky quantities or used an illicit drug in the last 12 months

  • Homosexual/bisexual people 2.7 times more likely to use illicit drugs than heterosexual people

Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
  • Body section
    • Summary
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Overview
    • 3 Tobacco smoking in the general population
    • 4 Alcohol use in the general population
    • 5 Illicit use of drugs
    • 6 Misuse of pharmaceuticals
    • 7 State and territory comparisons
    • 8 Specific population groups
    • 9 Policy and attitudes
    • 10 Explanatory notes
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Membership of the Technical Advisory Group
    • Online tables
    • Glossary
    • References