What proportion of Australian meth/amphetamine users use crystal methamphetamine (ice)?

Among Australians who used meth/amphetaminein the past 12 months, 70% reported that they had ever used crystal methamphetamine (ice). Fifty-seven percent reported that ice was the main form of meth/amphetamine that they used.

Among Australians who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months, 70% report ever using crystal methamphetamine (ice) compared to 30% who used other forms of methamphetamine. Among Australians who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months, 57% chose crystal methamphetamine (ice) as their main form compared to 43% who chose other forms of methamphetamine.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2018).

 † 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.