How often do Australians use meth/amphetamine?

Among Australians who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months, just under half (45%) used it once or twice per year. One in five reported using meth/amphetamine once per week or more.

In 2016, 20% of Australians who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months used once per week or more, 11% used about once per month, 25% used every few months, and 45% used once or twice per year.

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.

Please note: Percentages may not tally to 100% due to rounding.