April 8, 2021 - 2:30 pm

Associate Professor Michael Livingston, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
Thursday, 8 April 2021
3:00pm – 4:00pm AEDT
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Cost: Free

This talk will summarise recent research looking at the extent, causes and implications of the declines in youth drinking that have occurred in Australia and elsewhere since the early 2000s.

Since the early 2000s, adolescent drinking in Australia and in many high income countries has fallen dramatically. For example, among 14-17 year old Australians, the rate of risky drinking has fallen from 30% in 2001 to 9% in 2019. This seminar will summarise a program of work looking to understand these trends, addressing the potential causes of these declines, the implications for adult drinking and harm and next steps for research

About the speaker:
Michael Livingston is a quantitative alcohol researcher, who has worked at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and now the National Drug Research Institute. His work spans alcohol policy evaluation, alcohol epidemiology and survey methods.

NDARC webinar recordings

  • A dangerous misnomer: ‘synthetic cannabis’. Professor Shane Darke and Dr Samuel Banister. Watch here.
  • Alternative treatments for smoking cessation. Dr Hayden McRobbie. Watch here.
  • Trends in cocaine and methamphetamine use, markets and harms in Australia. Dr Amy Peacock. Watch here.
  • Watch all other past recordings here.