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Ecstasy and related drugs reporting system (EDRS)



The Ecstasy and related drugs reporting system (EDRS), formerly known as the Party drug initiative (PDI), is primarily concerned with monitoring use and markets of ecstasy and related drugs (ERDs) such as methamphetamine, GHB and ketamine, in Australia. It is intended to serve as a strategic early warning system to prepare policy makers, and the health and law enforcement sectors for issues likely to be of future concern. Like the Illicit drug reporting system (IDRS), the EDRS is also designed to identify areas that require further and more detailed research.

The EDRS aims to:

The EDRS has been conducted in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia since 2000 and nationally since 2003.

Abstract adapted from National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre


Natasha Sindicich
Ph: (02) 9385 0191

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Randwick Campus
22-32 King Street
Randwick NSW 2031
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Ph: (02) 9385 0333
Fax: (02) 9385 0222

Related publications

Sutherland R, Burns L (2012)

Criminal activity among regular ecstasy users in Australia: prevalence and predictors.

Randwick, NSW: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre


Last updated: 23 March 2016
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