Canberra for Teh Winnar! Number 1 for ecstasy use, Number 2 for amphetamines!

By 25 April, 2006 2

The Canberra Times has a story on a parliamentary committee submission by our AFP on their skyrocketing ecstasy seizures.

Meanwhile…

The latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey shows the ACT had the highest percentage of ecstasy users in the country. About 6per cent of residents aged 14 or older reported taking ecstasy – also known as MDMA – in 2004 compared with 4.8per cent in 2001.

In the same period, the proportion of people who reported using speed decreased from 4.5per cent to 4.3per cent, still the second highest in the country behind Western Australia with 4.5per cent.

Record seizures don’t seem to be having much effect on the market. And how many drug users do you think give honest answers in surveys?

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2 Responses to Canberra for Teh Winnar! Number 1 for ecstasy use, Number 2 for amphetamines!
#1
andy12:14 pm, 26 Apr 06

i’ve done those drug surveys. I gave accurate answers at the time. They might not be so accurate now, but meh.
They paid me to do it too. Unfortunately, and, i think, deliberately, they pay you just enough to NOT buy more drugs.

#2
drugaware11:11 pm, 03 Dec 07

We have the same issue with the British Crime Survey conducted by the Home Office here in the UK. They themselves state that the statistics revealed are likely to be understated, but despite that over 49% of 16-29 year olds admitted using illegal drugs within the last year… even a survey of 8000 young motorists by a UK magazine called Auto Trader showed that over 10% of those surveyed regularly used Ecstasy.

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