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Three charts on: Australia's changing drug and alcohol habits - The Conversation AU

Generally, people under 40 have reported a decrease in recent illicit drug usage since 2001, while people 40 or older have reported an increase in recent years. AAP Image/Paul Miller. Three charts on: Australia's changing drug and alcohol habits. May ...and more »

National drugs survey shows teens drinking less, but older people consuming more - ABC Online

Young Australians may be heeding health warnings about alcohol, tobacco and drugs — but older people are drinking at riskier levels than three years ago. Key points: Lower proportion of 12- to 24-year-olds consume five or more standard drinks in a ...and more »

Young Australians Are Drinking Less And Taking Fewer Drugs…Unlike Our Parents - Junkee

According to early data from last year's National Drug Strategy Household Survey, the number of young people who indulge in drugs, tobacco and alcohol has dropped significantly in the past few years. Only 42 percent of Australians aged 18-24 reported ...and more »

Drug and alcohol use becoming less common among young people, more common in middle age - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian women have overtaken their daughters when it comes to risky drinking, with more women in their 50s exceeding the lifetime risk guidelines for alcohol consumption than those aged 18 to 24 for the first time. The most comprehensive snapshot of ...and more »

Fewer Australian teens smoking and drinking alcohol, study shows - The Guardian

A smaller proportion of Australian teenagers are drinking alcohol, researchers say. Photograph: Wander Women Collective/Getty Images. Teenage smoking and alcohol consumption is down while ice use among Australians has risen, a new report shows. The ...and more »

Teen drinking falls, ice use rises in Aust - Echonetdaily

Teenage smoking and alcohol consumption is down, while ice use among Australians has risen, a new report shows. The first data to be released from the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey also shows the proportion of Australians who have never ...and more »

Older Australians are using more drugs while more teens just say 'no' - The New Daily

Older Australians are using illicit drugs at higher levels while teenagers are smoking, drinking and using illicit drugs less. New data, which challenge popular perceptions of drug use, show the proportion of people in their 40s who've used illicit ...and more »

Teen drinking declines as parents drug use soars - Ten Eyewitness News

Teen smoking, drinking and drug use has declined among Australians, however' their parents' and grandparents aren't in the same boat. Data released from the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey found the percentage of over 40s who used illicit ...and more »