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Australian Secondary School Students Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Over-the-Counter and Illicit Substances in 2014

Feb 10, 2017

After a very long wait, the biggest survey of Australian young people's substance use has been published. The "Australian Secondary School Students Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2014" surveyed 23 000 school students aged between 12 and 17. The survey found a continuing decrease in tobacco use among young people, along with a continuing decrease in alcohol use from the previous surveys in 2011 and 2008. Use of most illicit drugs was either stable or in decline, there was an increase in Ecstasy use between 2011 and 2014.

http://www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au/internet/drugstrategy/Publishing.nsf/content/australian-secondary-students-alcohol-drug-survey