Australian Drug Trends 2020 - EDRS

March 2021
Amy Peacock, Antonia Karlsson, Julia Uporova, Olivia Price, Roanna Chan, Rosie Swanton, Daisy Gibbs, Raimondo Bruno, Paul Dietze, Simon Lenton, Caroline Salom, Louisa Degenhardt & Michael Farrell

Key Findings from the National Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Interviews 2020.

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 2020, we have provided a suite of products with the most up-to-date findings from interviews conducted annually from 2003-2020 with a cross-sectional sentinel group of people who regularly use ecstasy and other stimulants recruited from all capital cities of Australia.

This includes:

  1. report overviewing the key findings in 2020
  2. An infographic summarising key findings in 2020
  3. 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.

Read the report on the NDARC website.