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Hughes, Caitlin and Barratt, Monica J and Ferris, Jason and Winstock, Adam [NDARC] . (2019) Australian music festival attendees: a national overview of demographics, drug use patterns, policing experiences and help seeking behaviour. Sydney: University of New South Wales. 9 p. DPMP bulletin no 28.

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This bulletin provides an overview of the demographic profiles, patterns of festival attendance and drug use, policing experiences and help-seeking behaviours of 5,155 Australian music festival attendees surveyed in late 2018. Specifically, it outlines:

  1. Demographics (age, sex, residence, education, employment, criminal history)
  2. Frequency and nature of festival attendance within and outside Australia
  3. Frequency of illicit drug use and typical quantities consumed
  4. Likelihood and nature of police encounters
  5. Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) seeking and level of interest in reducing drug use
Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general, CNS stimulants, New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:NDARC
Date:2019
Pages:9 p.
Publisher:University of New South Wales
Place of Publication:Sydney
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context
VA Geographic area > Australia and Oceania > Australia

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