Australian Secondary School Students’ Alcohol and Drug Survey 2017 released
Feb 8, 2019
The Australian Secondary School Students’ Alcohol and Drug Survey (ASSAD) is the largest survey of young people’s substance use in Australia. In 2017, around 20 000 secondary school students completed paper-based surveys administered in their classroom. The survey asks about a wide range of substances including over-the-counter substances, tobacco, new psychoactive substances and traditional drugs like cannabis and methamphetamine. The 2017 ASSAD shows some increases in ecstasy use, declines in methamphetamine use, and continued declines in the use of tobacco.