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Prevalence of psychedelic use over time by gender (2012/13 - 2022/23)

Posted: Mar 6, 2024

Psychedelics (or hallucinogens)* can include LSD, psilocybin (found in certain mushrooms), and ketamine.  

In 2022/23, 2.5% of adults (around 103,000 people) reported taking psychedelics in the past year, compared with 1.9% in 2017/18.  

Over the last decade, both men and women reported taking psychedelics at increased rates, with 3% of men and 1.8% of women reporting taking psychedelics in the past year. 

*The New Zealand Health Survey uses the term ‘hallucinogens’ to describe this class of drugs. 

Source: Ministry of Health. New Zealand Health Survey 2022/23 [Internet]. 2023. Available from: https://minhealthnz.shinyapps.io/nz-health-survey-2022-23-annual-data-explorer/_w_91bcd9ba/#!/explore-indicators 




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