How do Australians use crystal methamphetamine (ice)?

Among Australians who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months and who reported that the main form they used was crystal methamphetamine (ice), the majority (68%) typically smoked it. 

In 2016, among Australian meth/amphetamine users who used crystal methamphetamine as their main form in the past 12 months, 68% smoked it as their main method of use, 19% injected it, 7%* swallowed it, 4%* snorted it, and 2%** used another method of use. * Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution. ** Estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey.

† 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.

** Estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.