CANBERRA, Australia – September 2017: Findings of the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey conducted among almost 24,000 people across Australia, show a significant increase in the lifetime use of synthetic cannabinoids for people aged 14 years or older, rising from 1.3 per cent in 2013 to 2.8 per cent in 2016, whereas recent use (use in the last 12 months) dropped substantially from 1.2 per cent to 0.3 per cent.
Figure 1. Lifetime and recent use of synthetic cannabinoids and other NPS, people aged 14 or older, 2013 and 2016 (%)
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016, 2017.
For more information, please see:
Website of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare “National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016: detailed findings”
Report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the “National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016”