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The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

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Australian Government Department of Health

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Deputy Director, NDARC and Program Lead, Drug Trends
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Research Officer
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Senior Research Fellow
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Research Officer
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Research Officer
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Miss Fiona Jones
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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 identify 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 interviews with people who regularly use ecstasy and other stimulant, as well as analysis and examination of indicator data sources related to ecstasy and other related drugs. EDRS is designed to be sensitive to trends, providing data in a timely manner, rather than describing issues in extensive detail.

You can access EDRS Reports via the following links:
Drug Trends National Reports
Drug Trends Jurisdictional Reports
Drug Trends Bulletins
Drug Trends Presentations

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Interested in accessing existing interview data to conduct analyses or requesting additional data be asked of the participants in the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)? Please contact the Drug Trends team (drugtrends@unsw.edu.au) for more information.

Project Collaborators: External: 

Professor Paul Dietze, Burnet Institute 

A/Professor Raimondo Bruno, University of Tasmania 

A/Professor Caroline Salom, University of Queensland 

Professor Simon Lenton, National Drug Research Institute  

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