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Version: 4.0

Update Date: 19 June 2020

DOI: 10.4225/87/JUDY2Y

The 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey was conducted between June and November 2016. The NDSHS examines current awareness of attitudes and behaviours toward drugs and drug problems within the Australian community, focusing on respondents’ personal attitudes toward drugs, knowledge of drugs and drug histories.

The survey included questions regarding respondents’ personal drug and alcohol experience and behaviour, opinions on drug policy and legislation, availability of drugs and alcohol, injury and harm from drugs and alcohol, and attitudes towards the use of alcohol and other drugs. The drugs covered included: tobacco/cigarettes, alcohol, pain-killers/analgesics/opioids, tranquillisers, heroin, methadone, inhalants, ketamine, GHB, ecstasy, hallucinogens, cocaine, meth/amphetamines, cannabis/marijuana, synthetic cannabis, other psychoactive substances and steroids.

Demographic and background variables included: state of residence, age, sex, marital status, self-assessed health status, sexuality, lndigenous status, country of birth, language spoken at home, employment status, occupation, level of education, income, index of socioeconomic advantaged and disadvantage, remoteness area and household composition.