GHB and phenmetrazine use by Australian police detainees

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This study uses data from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program to investigate the prevalence of GHB and phenmetrazine use among police detainees.

Fifteen percent (n=75) of police detainees surveyed reported using GHB in the past 12 months. GHB use was also most prevalent among respondents in their 30s. Methamphetamine use (90%, n=27) and polydrug use (77%, n=23) were also common among those who had recently used GHB.

One percent of detainees (n=4) had used phenmetrazine in their lifetime and none tested positive to the drug.