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Youth drinking declines - what have we learned?

Dr Michael Livingston
Resource Type: NDARC Seminars

Dr Michael Livingston presented at the NDARC Webinar series on Thursday 8 April, 2021

Since the early 2000s, adolescent drinking in Australia and in many high income countries has fallen dramatically. For example, among 14-17 year old Australians, the rate of risky drinking has fallen from 30% in 2001 to 9% in 2019. This seminar summarised a program of work looking to understand these trends, addressing the potential causes of these declines, the implications for adult drinking and harm and next steps for research.

About the speaker

Michael Livingston is a quantitative alcohol researcher, who has worked at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and now the National Drug Research Institute. His work spans alcohol policy evaluation, alcohol epidemiology and survey methods.