Key findings

  • Social media is widely used among adolescents and young adults and provides an ideal platform from which to recruit young people for social and health research.
  • Over the past five years the EDRS project has increasingly used social media and online platforms in its recruitment of participants.
  • Participants recruited online were one year younger than those recruited offline.
  • There were no other significant differences in demographics or patterns of drug use for participants recruited online or offline.



Kerryn Butler, Lucinda Burns, Courtney Breen
Date Commenced
18 Apr 2017
Resource Type
Drug Trends Bulletins