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Trends in substance use among Australian secondary school students 1996–2017

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Publication date: 
May 2010
Last updated: 
1 May 2019
Publication type: 
Report
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

This report presents the results of the 2014 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.