Research around adolescent alcohol use in the Australian context has shown that community-family-school coalitions can reduce youth alcohol use. Alcohol and drug policies at the school and community levels can also make a potentially important contribution to reducing community rates of alcohol and drug use. In particular, there is evidence that community policies for the sale and supply of alcohol effect early adolescent alcohol use. For more information refer to the below publications.
Student survey trends in reported alcohol use and influencing factors in Australia
Drug and Alcohol Review
Longitudinal effects of school drug policies on student marijuana use in Washington State, US and Victoria, Australia
American Journal of Public Health. 105(5), 994-1000.
Associations between alcohol outlet densities and adolescent alcohol consumption: a study in Australian Students
Addictive Behaviors. 39(1), 282–288.
A longitudinal study of the association of adolescent polydrug use, alcohol use, and high school non-completion
Addiction. 110(4), 627-35.
Reduction of adolescent alcohol use through family-school intervention: a randomized trial
Journal of Adolescent Health. 53(6), 778-784.
The impact of school alcohol policy on student drinking
Health Education Research. 28(4), 651-662.
A clustered randomised trial examining the effect of social marketing and community mobilisation on the age of uptake and levels of alcohol consumption by Australian adolescents: Study protocol
BMJ Open. 3(1), 1-8