WA meth use falls
The number of West Australians using methamphetamines has plunged since 2013, a survey of the nation’s drug-taking habits has revealed.
The National Drug Strategy Household Survey showed 2.7 per cent of respondents admitted using the drug last year, down from 3.7 per cent when the last survey was conducted in 2013.
But despite the fall, WA remained Australia’s meth capital, with usage continuing to run at almost double the national average of 1.4 per cent.
The survey also revealed WA was now the nation’s ecstasy capital after 3.2 per cent of people admitted they had used the drug last year.
Drug use in WA remained stable, with 16.8 per cent of people admitting using some form of drug (legal or illegal) last year, down only slightly from 17 per cent in 2013.