Are men or women in Australia more likely to have used meth/amphetamine?

Australian men are more likely than women to have used meth/amphetamine in their lifetime, the past 12 months, the past month and the past week.

8.6% of Australian men have used meth/amphetamine in their lifetime; 2.7% in the past 12 months; 1.0% in the past month; and 0.6% in the past week. 5.3% of Australian women have used meth/amphetamine in their lifetime; 1.5% in the past 12 months; 0.5% in the past month; and 0.2% in the past week.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2013 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.