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Gibbs, Daisy and Hughes, Caitlin and Barrett, Monica and Ezard, Nadine and Bruno, Raimondo and Sutherland, Rachel and Grigg, Jodie and Salom, Caroline and Hill, Penny and Dietze, Paul and Lenton, Simon R and Degenhardt, Louisa and Peacock, Amy (2019) Illicit drug use and awareness of health and policing initiatives at Australian music festivals among people who regularly use ecstasy and other illicit stimulants. Drug Trends Bulletin Series .

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There is significant concern about patron safety at music festivals, and particularly related to illicit drug use and associated harms. People who attend music festivals are more likely to report illicit drug use than the general population, and festivals may be higher risk environments for experience of drug-related harms. Various strategies have been implemented with the aim of maximising patron safety, including increased policing and health efforts, however there has been limited research exploring patron awareness of these initiatives.


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