The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

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Project Supporters:

Australian Government Department of Health

Project Members: 
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Senior Research Officer
Ph 02 9385 0191
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Senior Research Officer
Ph 02 9385 0244
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Research Officer
Ph 02 9385 0187
Research Officer
Ph 02 9385 0256
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Research Officer
Ph 02 9385 0254
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Mr Gavin Entwistle
Research Officer
Project Main Description: 

The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) is a national monitoring system for ecstasy and related drugs that is intended to serve as a strategic early warning system, identifying emerging trends of local and national interest in the markets for these drugs. The EDRS is based on the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) methodology and consists of three components: interviews with regular ecstasy  and psychostimulant users (REU); interviews with key experts (KEs), professionals who have regular contact with regular recreational  users through their work; and analysis and examination of indicator data sources related to ecstasy and other related drugs.  The EDRS monitors the price, purity, availability and patterns of use of ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine, ketamine, GHB, MDA and LSD. The EDRS is designed to be sensitive to trends, providing data in a timely manner, rather than describing issues in extensive detail.              

Project Collaborators: External: 

Professor Paul Dietze
Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Burnet Institute

Cerissa Papanastasiou
Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Burnet Institute

A/Professor Raimondo Bruno
University of Tasmania

Dr Allison Matthews
University of Tasmania

A/Professor Rosa Alati
QADREC, University of Queensland

Dr Fairlie McIllwraith
QADREC, University of Queensland

Sophie Hickey
QADREC, University of Queensland

Professor Simon Lenton
NDRI, Curtin University

Jodie Grigg
NDRI, Curtin University