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Titolo:
Ecstasy use in Australia: patterns of use and associated harm
Autore:
Topp, L; Hando, J; Dillon, P; Roche, A; Solowij, N;
Indirizzi:
Univ New S Wales, Natl Drug & Alcohol Res Ctr, Sydney, NSW 2052, AustraliaUniv New S Wales Sydney NSW Australia 2052 r, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Univustraliaand, Queensland Alcohol & Drug Res & Educ Ctr, Brisbane, Qld, A Univ Queensland Brisbane Qld Australia Res & Educ Ctr, Brisbane, Qld, A
Titolo Testata:
DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE
fascicolo: 1-2, volume: 55, anno: 1999,
pagine: 105 - 115
SICI:
0376-8716(19990601)55:1-2<105:EUIAPO>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
REGULAR AMPHETAMINE USERS; MDMA ECSTASY; 3,4-METHYLENEDIOXYMETHAMPHETAMINE ECSTASY; DRUG-USE; SAMPLE; EXPERIENCE; SYDNEY; RAVES;
Keywords:
ecstasy; patterns of use; polydrug use; harm; intervention preferences;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
60
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Topp, L Univ New S Wales, Natl Drug & Alcohol Res Ctr, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Univ New S Wales Sydney NSW Australia 2052 y, NSW 2052, Australia
Citazione:
L. Topp et al., "Ecstasy use in Australia: patterns of use and associated harm", DRUG AL DEP, 55(1-2), 1999, pp. 105-115

Abstract

This study explored patterns of ecstasy use and associated harm through the administration of a structured interview schedule to 329 ecstasy users, recruited from three Australian cities. A broad range of ecstasy users were interviewed, but on the whole, the sample was young, relatively well educated and most were employed or students. Patterns of use were varied, although extensive polydrug use was the norm. High rates of intravenous drug use were recorded, which may relate to an over-representation of chaotic intravenous polydrug users. Subjects had experienced am average of eight physical and four psychological side-effects, which they attributed to their ecstasyuse in the preceding 6 months. Approximately 40% of the sample also reported financial, relationship and occupational problems. Young, female, polydrug users and those who binged on ecstasy for 48 h or more appeared most at risk of experiencing harm that they related to their ecstasy use. One-fifthof the sample had received treatment for an ecstasy-related problem, most often from a GP or natural therapist, and 7% were currently in treatment. One quarter wanted to reduce their use because of financial, relationship and psychological problems. A total of 15% wanted formal treatment for an ecstasy-related problem and 85% requested more information. These results haveimplications for the development of policies to respond to drug use among this :population. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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