Recreational drug use in the nightlife setting carries the risk of many negative consequences, such as violence, injuries, aberrant driving and sexual risk-taking. The aim of this study is to investigate recreational drug use and user characteristics among people visiting licensed premises, for example, nightclubs and bars, by using self-reports and biological markers. Further, by using qualitative data, we will examine the motives, consequences and culture associated with recreational drug use. An additional aim is to compare self-reported drug use with oral fluid test (OFT) results in order to validate the different measurement methods in this context.
Data have been collected in 2013 (Oslo), 2016 (6 music festivals in Norway) and 2017 (Oslo and 6 cities outside Oslo). Together, more than 4000 individuals have been interviewed, provided a saliva sample that has been analysed for a range of substances and used a breathalyzer to measure their alcohol intoxication.
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Willy Pedersen, Universitetet i Oslo, University of Oslo
Marit Edland-Gryt, Avdeling for rusmidler og tobakk, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Jasmina Burdzovic, Avdeling for rusmidler og tobakk, Norwegian Institute of Public Health