"In 2010, there appeared to be a relationship between a person’s cocaine use and his or her mental health, psychological distress (see Glossary for definition of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale) and body mass index (Table 9.7). In addition:
" people who recently used cocaine were more likely to have been diagnosed with or treated for a mental illness (17.4% for recent users compared with 11.9%), and have high or very high levels of psychological distress (17.5% for recent users compared with 9.7%) than those who had not used cocaine in the previous 12 months
" recent cocaine users were more likely to be underweight (5.0% for recent users compared with 2.3%), and considerably less likely to be obese (8.2% for recent users compared with 22.0%) than those who had not used cocaine in the previous 12 months."
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011. 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report. Drug statistics series no. 25. Cat. no. PHE 145. Canberra: AIHW, p. 142.