Do Australians approve or disapprove of the personal use of meth/amphetamine?

The majority of Australians (89%) disapprove of the personal use of meth/amphetamine for non-medical purposes.

1% of Australians approve of the personal use of meth/amphetamine; 4% neither approve nor disapprove; 89% disapprove; and 6% don’t know enough to say.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2015).

† Meth/amphetamine: This term covers a range of stimulant drugs including methamphetamine and amphetamine. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) described meth/amphetamine as including drugs commonly known as speed, ice, crystal, whizz, Ritalin, or pseudoephedrine-based cold and flu tablets.

Please Note: Data presented here differ from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report, due to different analysis methodologies. The AIHW analysis excluded the “don’t know enough to say” category, thus changing the proportions in the remaining response categories.