The life-course implications of declining adolescent drinking

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Current
  • Start date: January 2022
  • Expected end date: December 2025
  • Completion date:
  • Funded by: ARC Future Fellowship (FT210100656)
  • Lead organisation: Curtin University

The project aims to identify ways to ensure that recent declines in adolescent drinking are maintained and reinforced as these cohorts age into young adulthood. It expects to generate new knowledge on the trajectories of youth drinking into young adulthood. Expected outcomes include new cross-national understandings of the

predictors of heavy drinking in adulthood and an updated evidence base for the development of harm prevention policies and interventions by governments and NGOs. This should provide significant benefits to Australia via reductions in the negative health and social impacts of heavy drinking for these cohorts across their lives.

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Dr Michael Livingston
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Chief Investigator

Alcohol policy and strategies


Dr Michael Livingston
Associate Professor
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This project aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets:

Taylor, N., Callinan, S., Pennay, A. and Livingston, M. (2023). Have the personality and socio-demographic profiles of Australian adolescent drinkers changed? Drug and Alcohol Review. doi:10.1111/dar.13793 [RJ2139] View web page