2022 National Drug Strategy Household Survey
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Roy Morgan is conducting the National Drug Strategy Household Survey again in 2022. This is an important national survey that collects information from people across Australia. It asks people what they think about tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
The survey started in 1985 and happens every 3 years. About 21,500 people aged 14 years and over take part. The results are used by researchers and policymakers to better understand the issues surrounding tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
The National Drug Strategy Household Survey has been commissioned by the Federal Department of Health and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), and is part of the National Drug Strategy, which aims to improve Australians’ health and well-being.
Taking part in the survey
The survey is available to complete in online, by telephone interview and by paper.
Go to https://drugs2022.roymorgan.com and enter the number that the interviewer gave you. We recommend that you complete the survey on a tablet or a computer rather than on a smartphone, as it will be easier to read and complete on a larger screen. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the front page of the paper version of the questionnaire and then enter the form number displayed on the top left of that page. You can leave the survey anytime and return to it (using the above procedures) and you’ll be taken directly to where you left off.
- By phone
If you elect to complete the survey by phone, an interviewer will call you at a prearranged time that suits you to complete the survey.
- On paper
All you need to do is fill in the paper questionnaire and place it in the white strictly confidential envelope provided. The interviewer will arrange a date and time to collect it.
Roy Morgan interviewers will return to households at an agreed time (2-3 days after initial contact) or remind you to complete the survey online.
We hope that you will take the time to complete the survey and share your views and opinions.
In recognition for your efforts, once you complete and return the survey you will be provided with the opportunity to win 1 of 30 $500 e-Gift cards (via a prize draw giving you approximately a 1 in 1,000 chance of winning). The card lets you choose where you would like to use it and you can spread the amount you spend over different stores. To see prize draw terms and conditions click here.
To contact Roy Morgan Research about your participation in the study, or if you have any difficulties completing the survey, or want to know more about how to do the survey please call 1800 000 293 or email email@example.com.
For more information you can view the letter from the CEO of the AIHW, Rob Heferen here, or you can view a summary of the project here.
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’s
How long will the survey take?
The survey usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes to complete, depending on your responses.
What is the survey about?
This survey gives you the opportunity to provide your views on issues such as support for drug-related policies and laws, and helps to estimate the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Australia. Researchers and policymakers use the results to better understand the issues surrounding tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
I don’t drink alcohol, smoke tobacco or take other drugs so should I take part in the survey?
Yes please. Everyone’s answers are important. We need to obtain responses from a broad range of people so that the results represent the views and behaviours of all Australians. The results will help drive change and aid in monitoring the effectiveness of policies and initiatives.
Why was I selected to complete the survey?
Your household was selected randomly from all Australian households and we then randomly select one person aged 14 and over in your household to complete the survey.
Using this selection method makes it more likely that the results are representative of Australia as a whole.
Do I have to complete the survey?
The survey is voluntary, but your participation is important so that we can obtain information from a wide cross-section of the population. The more people who complete the survey, the more useful the information will be.
How are the results used?
The results from this survey are used extensively by policymakers and researchers to better understand the issues surrounding tobacco, alcohol and other drugs to help improve the health and wellbeing of people in your community and of all Australians.
These results will help drive change and monitor the effectiveness of policies and initiatives. The data provides important insights and helps the government and researchers understand whether various initiatives are working and how to best allocate resources to combat the harms caused by drug and alcohol use. Your responses will help to inform the development of new programs aimed at reducing drug-related harms.
Results from this survey will be analysed by the AIHW and a report about the results will be published on the AIHW website.
How is my privacy protected?
The survey results are confidential, and strictly protected by law. Section 29 of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 prohibits the release of any information about individuals collected in the survey. No results or other data that could possibly identify individuals will be released.
The research complies with the Privacy Act 1988 and the information is only used for research purposes. This means that the information you provide cannot be used for activities that focus on individuals, like compliance or law enforcement.
Roy Morgan works to the Code of Professional Behaviour of the Australian Market and Social Research Society.
The AIHW Ethics Committee has reviewed and approved the survey project.
What if my paper questionnaire is not collected?
You can contact us on 1800 000 293 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange for an interviewer to pick it up. Alternatively, you can request a reply paid enveloped to mail the questionnaire back.
What if I cannot access the online survey?
Please contact us on 1800 000 293 or email us at email@example.com and we’ll arrange for a Roy Morgan consultant to help you obtain access.
Where can I get more information about drugs and other issues?
For general information about alcohol and other drugs you can visit the Alcohol and Drug Foundation website.
If you have any concerns about your own or someone else’s drug use, contact your local General Practitioner. For emotional support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you want to contact a drug treatment agency you can find out more about these services by visiting the Australian directory of alcohol and drug information services and treatment centres website.
If you want to contact a drug treatment agency, visit the Australian directory of alcohol and drug information services and treatment centres website or call 1800 250 015 to access the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) in your state or territory.
For support or treatment in your state/territory, you can contact one of the state services listed below.
New South Wales
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
Sydney: 02 9361 8000
Regional NSW: 1800 422 599
A 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral telephone service.
Direct Line 1800 888 236
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Confidential alcohol and drug information, counselling and referral line.
Alcohol and Drug Information Services (ADIS) 1800 177 833
24-hour confidential alcohol and drug information, counselling and treatment referral service.
WA Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS)
Perth: 08 9442 5000
Regional WA: 1800 198 024
A 24-hour, confidential telephone service that provides information, counselling, referral and advice.
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1300 131 340
A 24-hour telephone information, counselling and referral service.
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1800 811 994
24-hour confidential telephone service offering information, advice, referral, and support.
Australian Capital Territory
ACT Health Services: Alcohol & Other Drugs 02 5124 9977 For initial contact with the Alcohol and Drug Service Intake Line.
For after-hours support, contact the Alcohol and other Drug Information Service (ADIS) on 1800 250 015. ADIS provides 24-hour telephone service offering counselling, information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support.
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1800 131 350
24-hour alcohol and drug telephone information, referral and counselling service.