Young Australians Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS)

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: February 2012
  • Expected end date: August 2014
  • Completion date: September 2014
  • Funded by: ANPHA
  • Lead organisation:

The Young Australians Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) aims to investigate higher risk drinking practices among Australian adolescents.

In 2013 it was trialled in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, with a view to national application thereafter. It combined information from existing data sources with surveys targeting at-risk young people to provide:

  • an early warning system on risky patterns of alcohol consumption, contexts of use and related harms that will also allow tracking of changes in use and harm over time; and,
  • timely information on patterns of use and related problems to inform policy, prevention and treatment initiatives.
YAARS outputs are available from both the 2013 three-state pilot and the 2016-17 national roll-out.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Richard Mattick, University of New South Wales
  • Chief Investigator: Dan Lubman, Monash University
  • Chief Investigator: Lucy Burns, University of New South Wales
  • Chief Investigator: Belinda Lloyd, Monash University
  • Project staff: Alexandra Aiken, University of New South Wales
  • Project staff: Rowan Ogeil, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre

Professor Steve Allsop
Professor
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1606
s.allsop@curtin.edu.au
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Aiken, A., Lam, T., Gilmore, W., Burns, L., Chikritzhs, T., N., Lenton, S., Lloyd, B., Lubman, D., Ogeil, R. and Allsop, S. (2018). Youth perceptions of alcohol advertising: Are current advertising regulations working? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12792 [RJ1055] View web page

Wilson, J., C., Ogeil, R., Lam, T., Lenton, S., Lloyd, B., Burns, L., Aiken, A., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N., Mattick, R., Lubman, D. and Allsop, S. (2018). Re-thinking pre-drinking: Implications from a sample of teenagers who drink in private settings. International Journal of Drug Policy, 52, pp. 20-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.11.024 [RJ1136] View web page

Lam, T., Lenton, S., Ogeil, R., Burns, L., Aiken, A., Chikritzhs, T., N., Gilmore, W., Lloyd, B., Wilson, J., C., Lubman, D., Mattick, R. and Allsop, S. (2017). Most recent risky drinking session with Australian teenagers. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41, (1), pp. 105–110. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12598 [RJ1209] View web page

Lam, T. (2016). Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System. Drug and Alcohol Research Connections. [UJ207] View web page

Lam, T., Lenton, S., Chikritzhs, T., N., Gilmore, W., Burns, L., Aiken, A., Ogeil, R., Lloyd, B., Lubman, D., Mattick, R. and Allsop, S. (2016). Designed to protect: impact of alcohol policy measures on young risky drinkers. [UJ208] View web page Abstract

Ogeil, R., Lloyd, B., Lam, T., Lenton, S., Burns, L., Aiken, A., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N., Mattick, R., Allsop, S. and Lubman, D. (2016). Pre-drinking behaviour of young heavy drinkers: Differences based on demographics and location. Substance Use and Misuse, 51, (10), pp. 1297-1306. DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2016.1168443 [RJ1020] View web page

Lam, T., Lenton, S., Burns, L., Aiken, A., Ogeil, R., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N., Lloyd, B., Lubman, D., Mattick, R. and Allsop, S. (2015). Alcohol policy impact on young risky drinkers and their support for proposed measures. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39, (2), pp. 129-134. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12326 [RJ1021] View web page