Young people, drug use and risk behaviours

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Author: Kerryn Butler, Natasha Sindicich, Lucy Burns

Resource Type: Drug Trends Bulletins

Key findings
 
Drug use in younger people
Younger people are more likely to have:
  • ƒƒ recently used LSD and cannabis
  • used cannabis more frequently
  • used a new psychoactive substance (DMT and NBOMe, Salvia divinorum and DXM)
  • reported purchasing drugs online
Crime in younger people
Younger people are more likely to report:
  • ƒƒ engaging in recent crime (any)
  • ƒƒ engaging in recent property crime
  • ƒƒ engaging in recent dealing drugs for cash profit
  • ƒƒ engaging in recent fraud