The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) is a national drug monitoring system intended to identify emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets, and form part of Drug Trends

The aim of this bulletin is to describe, amongst a convenience sample of people who regularly use MDMA/ecstasy and other illegal stimulants: 

  1. Past year engagement in drug checking, including use of colorimetric reagent test kits (2019-2021); 
  2. The sociodemographic, drug use, and other risk behavioural factors associated with use of colorimetric reagent test kits (2019-2021); and 
  3. Opinions regarding the scope and accuracy of reagent testing kits (2021). 

This represents an update to our previous paper, which addressed similar aims (1 and 2) among a sample of people who regularly use MDMA/ecstasy and other illegal stimulants in 2019.

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Author(s)

Daisy Gibbs, Amy Peacock, Monica Barratt, Nadine Ezard, Robert Page and Rachel Sutherland
Date Commenced
28 Feb 2022
Resource Type
Drug Trends Bulletins