20 September 2023
The Youth Needs Census - Queensland (ThYNC-Q) provides a state-wide snapshot of young people (aged 12-25) utilising youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) services on a nominal day in 2017. The Youth Needs Census – Queensland (ThYNC-Q) involved youth AOD workers across Queensland completing a 61-item online survey about the characteristics of their clients. ThYNC-Q includes details of the AOD use patterns and psychosocial needs of these young people. The survey was undertaken by the Youth Support and Advocacy Service(YSAS) in conjunction with Dovetail. The results of ThYNC-Q can help to inform the development of improved treatment options for young people who are using AOD services by identifying the characteristics of young people presenting for treatment.