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National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019 Results out now

Jul 17, 2020

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have released the “National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019.”  This survey is one of the biggest population surveys of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in Australia with a little over 20 000 people participating in the 2019 data collection. Some of the interesting trends detected include: 

  • Increases in recent use of cocaine (2.5% in 2016, up to 4.2% in 2019)
  • Increases in recent use of ecstasy (2.2% in 2016, up to 3.0% in 2019)
  • Decreases in recent use of painkillers and opioids (3.6% in 2016, down to 2.7% in 2019).

Other trends include a continued increase in the number of young people who are abstaining from alcohol, and continued increases in alcohol consumption amongst older age groups. 

Most data is contained in the full report, however the AIHW have also made a broad range of data tables available to download, which includes more fine grained detail such as substance use rates for different states, and age groups.

Go to the “National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019”