Police presence at music festivals linked to “panic overdoses”: Investigation – EDM.com

Police presence at music festivals linked to “panic overdoses”: Investigation – EDM.com



There is growing concern among researchers that drug policy tactics at music festivals are harming rather than preventing attendees.

Researchers from St Vincent’s Clinical School at the University of NSW investigated the phenomenon of “panic overdoses” at music festivals – a reactionary behavior that causes visitors to consume large amounts of banned substances for fear of being apprehended by law enforcement.

the guard notes that the study began with a sample of 1,229 participants, 30% of whom admitted they were planning to use drugs or had already done so. The most common drug preference was MDMA.



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