This comprehensive report describes the findings from the 3,500 surveys conducted with 'risky drinking' 14-19 year old Australians from October 2016 to March 2017.

While in recent years many Australian teenagers choose not to drink at all, in 2016 one in five 14-19 year olds still drank at levels that put them at risk of injury, at least once a month (NDSHS 2017). YAARS caters to the young people who are overrepresented in alcohol-related harm statistics, but underrepresented in mainstream Australian health surveys.

This national report describes these risky drinkers’ usual alcohol use patterns, their most recent risky drinking session, and a range of other related health behaviours and outcomes from the past 12 months.

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