Journal article

Driving, drug use behaviour and risk perceptions of nightclub attendees in Victoria, Australia

L Degenhardt, P Dillon, C Duff, J Ross

International Journal of Drug Policy | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2006

Abstract

Aim: In anticipation of the introduction of roadside saliva testing in Victoria for recent THC and methylamphetamine use, this study examined the prevalence of illicit drug use among nightclub attendees in Melbourne, Victoria; their transport methods; and their drug use and driving histories. Methods: In total, 273 persons were interviewed as they entered nightclubs in the inner Melbourne area. Questionnaires addressed drug use, risk perception and driving behaviour. Results: Drug use on the night of interview was common, with notable proportions reporting that they had used or intended to use cannabis (22%), ecstasy (18%), speed (13%) and crystal/base methamphetamine (6%). Around one in ten..

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