This report examines recent trends in alcohol consumption in Australia across three measures: rates of abstention, rates of episodic heavy drinking and the distribution of drinking across the population. The study relies on five waves of the National Drug Strategy Household Survey involving more than 120,000 respondents.
1. Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
2. Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales