The National Drug Strategy Household Survey collects information from teenagers and adults across Australia. It asks what they think about tobacco, alcohol and other drugs; and about their use of these drugs.
The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (the survey) is run by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health. The 13th survey will be conducted in 2019 and the results are expected to be released in mid to late 2020.
The survey is a part of the Australian Government’s National Drug Strategy, which aims to improve Australians’ health and wellbeing. Researchers and policymakers use the results to better understand the issues surrounding tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
This 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report shows that: 16.8% of Tasmanians smoke daily, the second highest of all states and territories. 18.6 % of Tasmanians drink alcohol over their lifetime at a level considered risky, this figure is much higher for men (26.6%) than women (10.7%). 18.5% of Tasmanians report recent (in the last 12 months) illicit drug use. In the last 12 months, 2.4 per cent of Tasmanians report using ecstasy and 14.3% of Tasmanians report using cannabis.