Methods: Participants were 14‐19 years old, and screened as the riskiest drinking 25% of their age cohort. Face‐to‐face interviews were conducted in 2016‐17 in all eight Australian capital cities (n=600), supplemented by online surveys (n=2300). Past 12 month experience of 13 harms due others’ drinking were assessed in relation to age, gender, alcohol and other drug use, harm reduction strategy use, and experience of physical punishment as a child.
Results: Females were more likely to experience a greater range of the 13 harms (e.g. 41% of females reported being harassed or bothered at a party or some other private setting compared to 34% of males). Males were more likely to experience more tangible harms such as being physically hurt (11% vs 17%). Older teenagers were more likely to experience harassment in public settings and unwanted sexual attention. Harms were perpetrated by strangers and people the respondents knew at similar rates.
Conclusion: Younger people who are also risky drinkers were particularly susceptible to experiencing harms from others; childhood physical punishment compounded this vulnerability. Many of these harms are not reported elsewhere, for example, as they occurred in private locations.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Oct 2017|
|Event||Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference 2017: APSAD Scientific Alcohol and Drug Conference - Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 12 Nov 2017 → 15 Nov 2017
https://ashm.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/apsad2017/home (Conference website)
|Conference||Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs Conference 2017|
|Abbreviated title||APSAD 2017|
|Period||12/11/17 → 15/11/17|
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- drinking behaviours