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created Jul 6 2018

updated Sep 9 2018

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National Drugs Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)- Illicit Drugs
Illicit substance use data
Any drug = Used at least 1 of 16 illicit drugs in 2016 (Note: the number and type of illicit drug used varied between 1998 and 2016.
Cannabis = Used in the previous 12 months
Cocaine = Used in the previous 12 months.
Ecstasy = Used in the previous 12 months.
meth/amphetamine used for non-medical purpose in the previous 12 Months.
Pain-killers/analgesics and opioids for non-medical purposes
Tranquillisers/sleeping pills for non-medical purposes
Steroids for non-medical purposes
OTC refers to paracetamol, aspirin and other non-opioid over-the-counter pain-killers/analgesics.
# = Statistically significant change between 2013 and 2016.
* = Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.
** = Estimate has a high level of sampling error (relative standard error of 51% to 90%), meaning that it is unsuitable for most uses.
< = less than (

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/illicit-use-of-drugs/2016-ndshs-detailed/data
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Epidemiology Section
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