New release from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: Alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia
Oct 1, 2021
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently released an updated web report titled “Alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia”. The report consolidates recent information on the availability and consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Australia, and related impacts, harms and treatment. There’s loads of information and data tables you can dive into on your topics of interest.
Queensland recorded the second highest level of recent cannabis use, with 12.8% of people aged over 14 reporting recent cannabis use. Alcohol remained the most common drug recorded in drug-related hospitalisations across the 5 years to 2019–20, while the proportion of daily smokers aged 15 and over (11.2%) continued to decline.