Executive Summary… The EDRS sample is a sentinel sample of people who regularly use ecstasy and other illicit stimulants recruited via social media, advertisement on websites and via word-ofmouth in the capital cities of Australia. The results are not representative of all people who use illicit drugs, nor of use in the general population. Data were collected in 2020 from April-July: subsequent to COVID-19 restrictions on travel and gatherings in Australia. Interviews were also delivered via phone/videoconference rather than face-toface. This should be factored into all comparisons of data from the 2020 sample relative to previous years. 

THE PAPER

National EDRS Annual Report 2020