Journal article

Recent trends in the use of "club drugs": An Australian review

L Degenhardt, J Copeland, P Dillon

Substance Use & Misuse | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2005


The use of "club drugs" such as MDMA, ketamine, and GHB appears to have increased in Western countries over the last 20 years, and Australia is no exception to that trend. While levels of use appear to be relatively low in the general population, among users of these drugs a number of adverse health and psychological problems, including dependence, have been reported. MDMA or ecstasy is the third most commonly used illicit drug in Australia, and relatively more information is available on its use in Australia than of drugs such as GHB or ketamine. Although there are no population level data available, levels of ketamine use in the general population appear to be lower than those of MDMA. In ..

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