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Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS)

The Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) is part of an important and long established series of national surveys on smoking, drinking and drug use. The survey is conducted on a biennial basis, targeting secondary school pupils in local authority and independent schools and provides an insight into young peoples' smoking, drinking, and drug use behaviours within the context of other lifestyle, health and social factors.

The latest SALSUS information can be found on the Scottish Government website. Whilst ISD is no longer involved in the administration of the survey or the publication of the results from SALSUS, the reports from the 2013 and earlier surveys can be found by clicking the links in the left-hand menu.

The SALSUS datasets from 2002 on are available at from the UK Data Archive. Entering the term “SALSUS” in the search field brings back a list of the Scottish survey datasets available. Similar English datasets can be found by using the search term “Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People”.

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For further information and queries, please contact the SALSUS team at:

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