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Trends in drug use among adolescents admitted to residential treatment in Australia

Sally Nathan, Anna Bethmont, Patrick R Rawstorne, Mark Ferry and Andrew Hayen
Med J Aust 2016; 204 (4): 149-150. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.01018
Published online: 7 March 2016

In Australia, trends in drug use are primarily measured through two population surveys.1,2 These show alcohol, cannabis and tobacco to be the most commonly used drugs among adolescents. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey found that methamphetamine use has remained very low (2%) and stable among 14–19 year olds, with no rise in methamphetamine use overall in the population; however, there was a change in the main form, with crystal (β€œice”) replacing powder.2

  • Sally Nathan1
  • Anna Bethmont1
  • Patrick R Rawstorne1
  • Mark Ferry2
  • Andrew Hayen1

  • 1 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Ted Noffs Foundation, Sydney, NSW

Correspondence: s.nathan@unsw.edu.au

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