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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

Young Australians Alcohol Reporting System 2016-2017

Project Team

Chief Investigators:

Dr Tina Lam, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
Professor Tanya Chikritzhs, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
William Gilmore, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
Professor Steve Allsop, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
Professor Simon Lenton, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
Dr Wenbin Liang, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Contact Person:

Dr Tina Lam, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Project

The Young Australians Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) aims to investigate risky drinking amongst young people in all eight Australian states and territories.

The research aims to identify:

High risk drinking practices and alcohol-related harms not otherwise recorded in existing data;

Which factors contribute to, or mitigate experience of, acute and chronic alcohol-related harms amongst this priority group through a detailed account of the last risky drinking session (recognising the episodic nature of much drinking by young people);

Strategies that can target and enhance effective prevention and other responses to alcohol related harm among young people; and,

Triangulation of project findings with other relevant data to provide a summary of current drinking patterns, factors that influence these patterns of drinking and related problems amongst young Australians