Queensland Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2006: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

Richardson, M., Kinner, S. and Lloyd, B. Queensland Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2006: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS). Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, 2007.

Author Richardson, M.
Kinner, S.
Lloyd, B.
Title Queensland Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2006: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)
Place of Publication Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Publisher National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Publication year 2007
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Series NDARC Technical Report No. 279
ISBN 9780733424762
Language eng
Total number of pages 110
Subjects 1107 Immunology
Abstract/Summary Demographic characteristics of regular ecstasy users One hundred regular ecstasy users (REU) participated in the Queensland EDRS in 2006. The mean age of participants was 22 years, which is younger than in recent years. Almost two thirds of the sample was male, the majority identified as heterosexual and only one identified as Indigenous. As in previous years, most participants had completed high school and around a third had completed a university degree. Most were either studying or employed full-time and very few had a history of imprisonment. Only one REU was currently receiving any form of drug treatment. Overall, as in previous years, there was little evidence of significant disadvantage in the sample. Patterns of drug use among REU Polydrug use continues to be the norm among REU and as in previous years, the other drugs most commonly used by regular ecstasy users were alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. The proportion of REU reporting lifetime drug injection has been declining in recent years and in 2006 only 14% of REU reported a lifetime history of injection. There was some evidence of an increase in use of LSD and MDA (albeit from a very low base), and a decline in use of ketamine.
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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