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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2020) National drug strategy household survey 2019. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. DOI: Link to DOI:10.25816/e42p-a447.

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This report presents key results from the 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey. It looks at people’s drug use throughout their lives and during the last 12 months, and examines how these patterns have changed over time. It also asks people for their opinions on a range of initiatives designed to reduce the harm caused by tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use, and for the first time provides perspectives on emerging initiatives, such as the availability of pill and other drug testing for potential drug users.

The 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report showed that:

  • fewer Australians are smoking tobacco daily, while the use of e-cigarettes is increasing
  • more Australians are giving up or reducing their alcohol intake, driven by health concerns 
  • rates of substance use are falling among younger generations (less likely to smoke, drink and use illicit drugs)
  • non-medical pharmaceutical use is down, driven by a fall in the use of pain-killers.
Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol, All substances, Cannabis, CNS depressants / Sedatives, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, Opioid, New psychoactive substance, Prescription/Over the counter, Tobacco / Nicotine
Date
July 2020
Identification #
DOI: Link to DOI:10.25816/e42p-a447
Pages
104 p.
Publisher
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Corporate Creators
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Place of Publication
Canberra
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