The Young Australians Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS) aims to investigate higher risk drinking practices amongst Australian adolescents.
YAARS is run by the National Drug Research Institute (Curtin University) with collaborating partners from the University of New South Wales (NSW), Monash University (VIC), the University of Tasmania (TAS), Flinders University (SA), ACT Health (ACT), Charles Darwin University (NT), and the University of Queensland (QLD).
In 2016 and 2017, over 3,500 14-19 year olds were interviewed and surveyed across Australia. Their most recent risky drinking session was examined, and their responses will be used to make recommendations on how to make things safer for young people.
Our previous findings can be found in a four-page bulletin format, as well as in the following peer reviewed journal articles:
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.
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.
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.
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.