Increasing numbers of young people are choosing not to drink alcohol and illicit drug use has risen among older Australians

June 2020

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released their report into the use of alcohol and other drug use. Most data contained in the document is not new and has already been reported (e.g., 2016 NDSHS and 2017 ASSAD survey), however the consolidation of the most up-to-date information available is useful. A snapshot of results presented in a series of infographics is particularly interesting for those who just want a short summary of the findings and a series of fact sheets on different substances are also worth a look. It should be noted that this release “includes discussion and data from the COVID-19 time period”.

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