Key findings

  • Data from the EDRS and other Australian surveys suggest that Ecstasy is declining in popularity among recreational drug users.
  • Data also suggests declining prevalence of ecstasy use in the UK and other European countries.
  • There has been a reduction in the price, purity and availability of ecstasy in Australia.
  • There appear to be few MDMA-producing clandestine laboratories and falling numbers and amounts of MDMA border detections in Australia.
  • It is concluded that there appears to be declining use and availability of ecstasy among Australian recreational drug users. Possible future outcomes are explored.


Date Commenced
01 Apr 2011
Resource Type
Drug Trends Bulletins