Meth was the most commonly consumed illicit drug tested across all Australian regions

A high use of methylamphetamine and prescription medications is a problem for regional Australia, according to an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) report designed to combat illicit drugs.

28 March 2017
"Methamphetamine consumption increased 4.8 times in the metropolitan area over the timeframe,"

Methamphetamine residue found in the wastewater of a Queensland city has multiplied five times since 2009.

7 March 2016

The total number of regular methamphetamine users in Australia is 270,000 - greater than the populations of either Hobart or Townsville.

29 February 2016