Identifying the Prevalence and Correlates of Ecstasy and Other Club Drug (EOCD) Use Among High School Seniors

Meghan K. Green, University of Maryland at College Park
George Yacoubian, Jr., McFarland and Associates, Inc.

Media reports have suggested that the use of "club drugs," such as lysergic acid diethylamide (*LS), Ketamine hydrochloride (Ketamine), Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), and 3,4-methylenedioxymethaphetaine (MDMA or "ecstasy"), is increasing among youth across the United States. Unfortunately, little scientific evidence exists to support the contention that the use of ecstasy and other club drugs (EOCD) use is a prodigious problem in the United States. In the current study, we examine EOCD-using behaviors of 1,561 high school seniors surveyed in 2000 through the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study. prevalence estimates of EOCD use are generated and associations between EOCD use, demographic characteristics, and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use are explored.

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