What proportion of Australian school students aged 12-17 years have used amphetamines?
The majority of Australian school students aged 12-17 years have never used amphetamines† (97.6%). Small proportions reported using amphetamines in the past year (1.9%) and past month (1.1%).
Source: Cancer Council Victoria. (2016). Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2014.
† The Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey defines amphetamines as including amphetamines or speed, uppers, goey, crystal meth, dex, Dexie’s, dexamphetamine, ox blood, methamphetamine or ice, other than for medical reasons.