How do Australians use crystal methamphetamine (ice)?
Among Australian meth/amphetamine† users who report that crystal methamphetamine (ice) is the main form that they use, the majority (78%) typically smoke it.
Among Australian meth/amphetamine users who used crystal methamphetamine as their main form in the past 12 months, 78% smoked it as their main method of use, 9%* injected it, 7%* swallowed it, and 5%* snorted it. * Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.
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.
* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.