The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) is a national monitoring system for ecstasy and related drugs that is intended to identify emerging trends of local and national interest in the markets for these drugs.

There has been rapidly increasing interest in psychedelics internationally in recent years, with decriminalisation of some substances in this class in the United States, establishment of research centres that focus on psychedelics, and expanded industry attention.

In Australia, the National Drug Strategy Household Survey identified a small but significant increase in psychedelic use in the Australian general adult population, rising from 10 in 2016 to 16 in 2019 It should be noted that rates have been in a similar range across the past decade.

In this bulletin we aimed to examine if there was any evidence of change in the use of psychedelic drugs among participants in the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System ( between 2010 and 2020 and if there was evidence for the very frequent use that would be suggestive of microdosing.



Raimondo, B., Huxley, L., Ye, L., Wilson, T.
Date Commenced
24 Jun 2021
Resource Type
Drug Trends Bulletins