How much meth/amphetamine do Australians usually use?
Among Australians who used meth/amphetamine† in the past 12 months, the largest proportion (43%) typically used 0.1 grams or less per occasion of use.
Among Australians who used meth/amphetamine in the past 12 months, 43% used an average of 0.10 grams or less per occasion of use; 24% used 0.11-0.25 grams; 18% used 0.26-0.55 grams; 11% used 0.56-1.0 grams; and 3%* used more than 1.0 gram. * Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2018).
† 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.
* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.
Please note: Percentages may not tally to 100% due to rounding.