Design and Methods: Face‐to‐face (595) and online questionnaires (2337) were conducted with 14‐19 year old risky drinkers across Australia, selected to represent the heaviest drinking 20‐25% of this age group. Measures included alcohol and other drug consumption, demographics and alcohol‐related harms. Regression analysis was used to examine the associations between illicit drug use and alcohol‐related harms, during the most recent risky drinking session and over the past 6 months.
Results: Two‐thirds had used an illicit drug in the past 6 months, and one‐quarter during their last risky drinking session. The most commonly used illicit drugs were marijuana and ecstasy. Most had experienced alcohol‐related harms during/after their last risky drinking session, and the number of harms experienced was significantly higher for those who had also consumed illicit drugs.
|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|
- illicit drug use