Centre for Adolescent Health

Prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among young people in the PICTS

  • Background and aims

    Prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among young people in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTS) is a key international project undertaken by the Justice Health Group. PICTS aims to systematically review and conduct meta-analysis to estimate the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (AOD) use among young people in Pacific Island Countries and Territories. The project seeks to address findings of the Lancet Standing Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing which highlighted an increase in the prevalence of AOD use among young people, particularly in non-communicable disease-predominant countries.

    Collaborators

    PICTS is a collaborative project between the University of Melbourne, US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of New South Wales.

    Funders

    Funding for PICTS has been provided by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institution.

    Key papers

    Coming soon

    Contact

    For additional information please contact Professor Stuart Kinner.