Journal article

Patterns of ecstasy use in Australia: findings from a national household survey

L Degenhardt, B Barker, L Topp

Addiction | WILEY | Published : 2004

Abstract

AIM: To examine the patterns, correlates and context of 'recent' (preceding 12 months) ecstasy use using data from a nationally representative sample of Australians interviewed in 2001. DESIGN: Data were analysed from the 2001 National Drug Strategy Household Survey, a multi-stage probability sample of Australians aged 14 years or older. The focus was on ecstasy use among 14-19-year-olds and 20-29-year-olds, as the prevalence of recent use is highest among these groups. Recent ecstasy users were compared to those who had not used in the preceding 12 months and those who had never tried ecstasy ('others') on a range of demographic and drug use variables. Comparisons were also drawn between th..

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