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Zinkiewicz L, Davey J, et al. 
“Sin beyond surfers? Young people's risky behaviour during Schoolies Week in three Queensland regions”. 
Drug & Alcohol Review. 1999;18(3):279-285.
Studied substance use and interpersonal conflict in the previous 24 hrs of young people celebrating 'Schoolies Week' in the Queensland Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, or Wide Bay regions. Questionnaires were completed by 291 males and 367 females (predominantly 17 or 18 yrs of age and Queensland residents). Participants engaged in very high levels of drinking and marijuana and ecstasy use in comparison to relevant population statistics. Males were heavier marijuana users and drinkers than were females and suffered more negative consequences of drinking. Males also experienced more interpersonal conflict, although females were more likely to report being sexually harassed. Behavior was riskier at the Gold Coast than elsewhere, with males within regions engaging in riskier behavior. Drinkers were more likely to report using marijuana and alcohol and suffering from the consequences of alcohol than were non-drinkers. ((c) 2000 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)
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