Statistics and Indicators

Recent misuse of pharmaceuticals, by type of pharmaceutical


    Recent misuse of pharmaceuticals by type of pharmaceutical, ACT residents aged 14+ years, 2019

    • In 2019, 3.4% of ACT residents aged 14+ years reported recent (previous 12 months) misuse of pharmaceuticals. Of those pharmaceuticals, pain killers/relievers and opioids were the leading type of pharmaceutical (1.5%) followed by tranquilisers/sleeping pills (1.3%). 


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    Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2020. National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019.  Drug Statistics series no. 32. PHE 270. Canberra AIHW.