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Commentary
  • In 2014, cannabis was the most commonly reported illicit drug among secondary school students with 15.1% of students reporting that they used in the previous year (16.7% of students reported to have ever used it and 4.2% reported using it in the last seven days). This was followed by ecstasy with 4.0% of secondary school students reporting that they used it in the previous year (4.7% reported ever having used it and 0.5% reported using it in the last seven days) and hallucinogens with 3.4% of secondary school students reporting that they used it at least once in the previous year (4.8% reported ever having used it and 0.8% reported using it in the last seven days).
  • Tranquilisers (used for other than medical reasons) were the most commonly reported other drug used among secondary school students with 16.2% reporting that they used it in the previous year (24.1% of student reported to have ever used it and 4.0% reported using it the last seven days), followed by inhalants with 9.3% of secondary school students reporting that they used it in the previous year (14.8% reported ever having used it and 2.8% reported using it in the last seven days).

Please note that the 2014 estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.

Please note inhalants are defined are substances deliberately sniffed (inhaled) from spray cans, glue, paint, petrol or thinner (it excludes white-out, liquid paper, textas, markers or pens).  Steroids use is defined as use without a doctor’s prescription.

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