Australian secondary school students alcohol and drug survey

The national Australian secondary school students alcohol and drug (ASSAD) survey explores adolescent substance use in Australia.

Collection description

Every 3 years, up to 30,000 secondary school students aged 12 to 17 take part in the ASSAD survey.

The survey helps governments and other organisations understand specific trends in this demographic.

2022–2023 survey

  • The 2022–2023 survey was split into 2 separate reports. these include prevalence, behaviours and trends over time.

    The survey was postponed from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic's restrictions on school survey involvement.

2017 survey

  • The reports below present findings from the 2017 survey. The survey covered secondary school students’ substance use and a longitudinal overview of substance use trends from 1996-2017.

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