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Injury Free Nova Scotia commissioned a province-wide 2020 Age of First Drink study in Nova Scotia. Information from this survey provides us with an updated perspective of the age of first alcoholic drink statistic gleaned from the 2012 Nova Scotia Student Drug Use Survey. Given the strong link between heavy drinking and early first drink, as well as the link between heavy drinking and injury, the age of first drink is an important statistic that can be used to shape current and future alcohol-related policy which is why Injury Free Nova Scotia chose to embark on this fundamental project.

Download the file below to read the full report from Nova Insights.

2020-07 IFNS - Age of Frirst Drink-1
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