National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2008

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This is the 9th survey in a series assessing use of tobacco and alcohol, and the 5th to include questions on use of over-the-counter and illicit substances, by secondary students aged between 12 and 17 years.

Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2008 (PDF 1097 KB large file)

The same publication in smaller sections:

Cover pages (PDF 48 KB)
Executive summary (PDF 30 KB)

1. Introduction (PDF 16 KB)
2. Method (PDF 47 KB)
3. Tobacco use among Australian secondary students (PDF 87 KB)
4. Alcohol use among Australian secondary students (PDF 79 KB)
5. Use of over-the-counter and illicit substances among Australian secondary students (PDF 126 KB)
6. Comparisons of the types of substances used by students in 2008 (PDF 29 KB)
7. Lessons about use of tobacco, alcohol and illicit substances in the previous school year (PDF 19 KB)

Appendix 1: Questionnaire - Northern Territory (PDF 750 KB large file)
Appendix 2: Data matters (PDF 22 KB)
Appendix 3: 95% confidence intervals (PDF 19 KB)
Appendix 4: Substances used by secondary students in 2005 and 2008 (PDF 18 KB)

Page currency, Latest update: September, 2009