Trends in substance use among Australian secondary school students 1996–2017
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The second edition of this report contains updates as a result of a quality control process. For further information, refer to the ‘Important note for readers’ section inside the report.
This report presents the results of the 2017 ASSAD survey. Over 20,000 students aged 12 to 17 years participated in the survey.
The report looks at trends in substance use and has found:
- a decrease in smoking, drinking and cannabis use compared to the 1990s
- use of other illicit substances is generally low
The first ASSAD survey was in 1984. Surveys are conducted every 3 years.