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 methamphetamine† (98%). Small proportions reported using methamphetamine in the past year (2%) and past month (1%).
Source: Cancer Council Victoria (2018). ASSAD 2017 Statistics & Trends: Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, over-the-counter drugs, and illicit substances.
† The Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey defines methamphetamine as speed, meth, or ice.