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Australian music festival attendees who seek emergency medical treatment following alcohol and other drug use

Aug 16, 2019

The Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT have published a research report titled “Australian music festival attendees who seek emergency medical treatment following alcohol and other drug use: A global drug survey data report.”  The report utilised self-report data provided from the global drug survey, including 4391 Australian participants. Of the Australian respondents, 280 reported seeking emergency medical treatment at least once in the previous twelve months.  Alcohol had the highest rate of emergency medical treatment, with 4.3 per 100 last-year consumers, followed by MDMA with 2.5 per 100, LSD with 1.4 per 100, cannabis with 0.96 per 100 and cocaine with 0.67 per 100. Females aged 16-20 were the most likely to report seeking emergency medical treatment, followed by males 16-20 years of age.

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