The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) is an illicit drug monitoring system which has been conducted in all states and territories of Australia since 2003, and forms part of Drug Trends.
In 2021, we have provided a suite of products with the most up-to-date findings from interviews conducted annually from 2003 to 2021 with a cross-sectional sentinel group of people who regularly use ecstasy and other stimulants recruited from all capital cities of Australia.
- A report overviewing the key findings in 2021
- An infographic summarising key findings in 2021
- A methods document highlighting approaches to collating and presenting estimates
Results are not representative of all consumers or drug use in the general population and should be interpreted alongside findings from other data sources for a more complete profile of emerging trends in illicit drug use in Australia.
Latest release date
22nd October 2021
Use of the data
Please note that any presentation of these data should include acknowledgment of Drug Trends at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales.
Citation: Sutherland, R., Karlsson, A., Price, O., Uporova, J., Chandrasena, U., Swanton, R., Gibbs, D., Bruno, R., Dietze, P., Lenton, S., Salom, C., Grigg, J., Wilson, Y., Eddy, S., Hall, C., Daly, C., Thomas, N., Juckel, J., Degenhardt, L., Farrell, M. & Peacock, A.(2021). Australian Drug Trends 2021: Key Findings from the National Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Interviews. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.
Drug Trends is supported by the Australian Government under the Drug and Alcohol Program.
Please contact the research team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries; to request additional analyses using these data; or to discuss the possibility of including items in future EDRS interviews.