Journal article

Individual differences in distress, impulsivity, and coping motives for use as predictors of problematic ecstasy use

Sally Meikle, Olivia Carter, Gillinder Bedi

Addictive Behaviors | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Ecstasy users who report problematic use of ecstasy experience adverse social, psychological, and health-related consequences not reported by non-problem users. Relatively little is known about the risk factors for the development of problematic ecstasy use. Such information would be valuable for targeted intervention, prevention, and education AIMS: The current study aimed to fill this gap by investigating several hypothesised risk factors for problematic use and the relationships between them. METHODS: Self-reported impulsivity, psychological distress, sex, and coping motives for ecstasy use were investigated as predictors of problematic ecstasy use in a cross-sectional online ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

G. Bedi receives funding from the B B & A Miller Foundation and Gandel Philanthropy. O. Carter is supported by the Australian Research Council FFT40100807. These organisations had no role in the study design, collection, analysis or interpretation of the data, writing the manuscript, or the decision to submit the paper for publication.