Journal article

Can the Severity of Dependence Scale Be Usefully Applied to 'Ecstasy'?

Raimondo Bruno, Allison J Matthews, Libby Topp, Louisa Degenhardt, Rapson Gomez, Matthew Dunn

Neuropsychobiology | KARGER | Published : 2009


Funding Acknowledgements

The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (previously the Party Drugs Initiative) was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aging, the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy (2005) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (2004), and coordinated by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales. In addition to the authors, the following researchers and research institutions contributed to the data collected for this study: Maria Agaliotis, Courtney Breen, Jennifer Stafford and Bethany White, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre; Craig Fry, Rebecca Jenkinson, Jennifer Johnston, Anne-Marie Laslett and Mark Stoove, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc.; Robert Ali, David Newcombe, Sophie Pointer, Lynlea Simmonds and Josephine Weekly, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia; Stuart McLean, University of Tasmania; Francoise Chanteloup, Jessica George and Simon Lenton, National Drug Research Institute; Shelley Cogger, Jane Fischer, Stuart Kinner and Jake Najman, Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre; Kirsten Buckingham, Phoebe Proudfoot, Randolph Sparks, Andrew Staniforth and Jeff Ward, Australian National University; Chris Moon and Jaclyn Newman, Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory. We would also like to extend our thanks to the agencies and individuals who assisted with recruitment and interviewing and finally the regular ecstasy users who were willing to be interviewed and share their experience.