Statistics and Indicators

Recent illicit drug use


In 2016, cannabis was the most widely used illicit drug in the ACT, followed by the misuse of prescription painkillers and opioids and misuse of other pharmaceuticals. It was reported that:

  • 8.4% used marijuana/cannabis
  • 2.2% used ecstasy
  • 1.9% used cocaine.

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Source: National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016