ACT Trends in Ecstasy and Related Drug Markets 2009: Findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System

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Author: J. Cassar, L. Burns

Resource Type: Drug Trends Jurisdictional Reports

Key findings:

  • There was a decrease in the price of ecstasy and an increase in those reporting purity of ecstasy to be ‘low’.
  • There was a decrease in recent crystal and base methamphetamine use.
  • There was a decrease in the price of LSD.
  • Alcohol remained a drug reported to be problematic for REU.
  • The proportion of REU reporting that they had committed a crime in the previous month increased.
  • Sexual risk-taking remains high.
  • Continuing concerns are the issues of drug driving and overdose associated with stimulant and depressant drugs.