EIGHTY percent of Australian
teenagers have consumed alcohol
in their short lifetimes, according
The National Drug Strategy
Monograph: Australian secondary
school students’ use of tobacco,
alcohol, and over-the-counter and
illicit substances in 2008.
Around 24,000 highschool
students aged between 12 and 17
participated in the study, with
findings showing that four out of
every five Aussie secondary student
had tried alcohol.
61% of survey participants told
researchers that they had tried
alcohol in the 12 months leading
up to the 2008 survey, whilst 23%
said they had consumed alcohol in
the seven days prior to the survey.
According to the researchers
involvement with alcohol appeared
to increase with age, with 11% of
13 year olds saying they consumed
alcohol in the seven days leading
up to the survey, as opposed to
41% of 17 year olds.The above article was sent to subscribers in Pharmacy Daily's issue from 20 Jan 11 To see the full newsletter, see the embedded issue below or CLICK HERE to download Pharmacy Daily from 20 Jan 11
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