Journal article

Patterns in Reduction or Cessation of Drinking in Australia (2001-2013) and Motivation for Change

Amy Pennay, Sarah Callinan, Michael Livingston, Daniel I Lubman, John Holmes, Sarah MacLean, Rachel Herring, Paul Dietze

ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Aims: This paper examines: (a) change over time (2001-2013) in recently reducing or ceasing drinking in the Australian population and (b) the reasons given for reducing or ceasing drinking in the most recent survey (2013); stratified by sex and age group. Short summary: Rates of reducing and ceasing drinking increased between 2001 and 2013 in Australia. Young people were more likely to modify drinking due to lifestyle and enjoyment reasons; older groups were more likely to report health reasons. These trends contribute to the broader context of declining alcohol consumption in Australia. Methods: Data are from five waves of the National Drug Strategy Household Survey (N = 119,397). Logistic ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


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Funding Acknowledgements

This research is supported by funding from the Australian Research Council (DP160101380). Pennay and Livingston are supported by fellowship funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (GNT1069907 and GNT1123840 respectively). Callinan is supported by fellowship funding from the Australian Research Council (DE180100016). The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research receives core funding from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.