Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2011
2.7 Definitions of substances
The substance categories used in this report were identical to the categories used in the questionnaire and adhere to the descriptions and examples provided to students, as follows:
Alcohol: Ordinary beer, low alcohol beer, wine, wine cooler, champagne or sparkling wine, alcoholic cider, alcoholic sodas, premixed spirits, spirits, or liqueurs.
Amphetamines: Amphetamines or speed, uppers, MDA, goey, dex,Dexie’s, dexamphetamine, ox blood, methamphetamine or ice, other than for medical reasons.
Analgesics: Painkillers/analgesics such as ‘Disprin’, ‘Panadol’ or ‘Nurofen’.
Cannabis: Marijuana, grass, hash, cannabis, dope, weed, mull, yarndi, ganga, pot, a bong, or a joint.
Ecstasy: Ecstasy or XTC, E, MDMA, ecci, X, bickies.
Hallucinogens: LSD, acid, trips, Magic Mushrooms, Datura, Angel’s Trumpet.
Inhalants: Deliberately sniffed (inhaled) from spray cans or sniffed things like glue, paint, petrol or thinners in order to get high or for the way it makes you feel.
Opiates: Heroin, smack, horse, skag, hammer, H, or other opiates (narcotics) such as methadone, morphine or pethidine other than for medical reasons.
Tranquilisers: Sleeping tablets, tranquilisers or sedatives such as ‘Rohies’, ‘Rohypnol’, ‘Barbs’, ‘Valium’ or ‘Serepax’, for non-medical reasons.
Steroids: Steroids, muscle, roids or gear, without a doctor’s prescription to make you better at sport, to increase muscle size or to improve your