Rise in illicit drug use among Australians

Data from the Australian National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019 indicate that, between 2016 and 2019, an increasing proportion of survey participants used illicit substances, including cannabis (10.4% to 11.6%), ecstasy (2.2% to 3.0%) and cocaine (2.5% to 4.2%). In 2019, nearly half of the teenagers who were surveyed said they had used an illicit substance at least once. The survey also indicated that a growing proportion of Australians supports cannabis legalisation and that 57% would welcome pill testing.

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