Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Synonymous names:||Illegal drug|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 28/04/2016|
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
An illicit drug is defined as any drug which is illegal to possess or use or any legal drug used in an illegal manner, for example:
Collection and usage attributes
The 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report defines illicit drugs as illegal drugs (such as marijuana/cannabis), prescription or over-the-counter pharmaceuticals (such as analgesics/pain-killers or tranquillisers/sleeping pills) used for illicit purposes, and other substances used inappropriately (such as naturally occurring hallucinogens and inhalants).
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2008. 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: first results. Drug Statistics Series number 20.Cat. no. PHE 98. Canberra: AIHW.
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Person—substance used illicitly indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Superseded 28/04/2016
Prisoner health NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016