What proportion of Australians have used meth/amphetamine?

Seven percent of Australians have used meth/amphetamine in their lifetime, 2.1% have used in the past 12 months, 0.8% have used in the past month, and 0.4% have used 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.