Project dates: February 2015 - January 2020
There has been an unprecedented rise in new psychoactive drugs that are not currently assessed by national surveys. This project developed, validated and implemented a survey tool to monitor the use of new and emerging drugs among nightclub/dance festival attendees (age 18-25) as they enter venues in NYC. Learning more about these unstudied drugs is essential to prevent increasing use and associated adverse effects and mortality associated with use of these drugs. Results of this research will also inform prevention strategies, larger-scale studies that compare patterns of emergence across US cities, and drug monitoring systems, enabling them to track use and associated adverse consequences of use in a more comprehensive manner.Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Drug checking to detect fentanyl and new psychoactive substances
Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 33 (4), 301-305. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000607. PMCID: PMC7255931.
Griffin M, Callander D, Duncan DT, Palamar JJ (2020).
Differential risk for drug use by sexual minority status among electronic dance music party attendees in New York City
Substance Use and Misuse, 55 (2), 230-240. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2019.1662811. PMCID: PMC6980202.
Palamar JJ, Le A, Acosta P, Cleland CM (2019).
Consistency of self-reported drug use among electronic dance music party attendees
Drug and Alcohol Review, 38 (7), 798-806. doi: 10.1111/dar.12982. PMCID: PMC6858931.
Palamar JJ, Le A (2020).
Underreporting of drug use on a survey of electronic dance music party attendees
Addiction Research and Theory, 28 (4). doi: 321-327. PMCID: PMC7643632.
Palamar JJ (2019).
Use of “Lean” among electronic dance music party attendees
American Journal on Addictions, 28 (5), 347-352. doi: 10.1111/ajad.12897. PMCID: PMC6706295.
Palamar JJ, Barratt MJ (2019).
Prevalence of reagent test-kit use and perceptions of purity among ecstasy users in an electronic dance music scene in New York City
Drug and Alcohol Review, 38 (1), 42-49. doi: 10.1111/dar.12882. PMCID: PMC6338488.
Salomone A, Palamar JJ, Bigiarini R, Gerace E, Di Corcia D, Vincenti M (2019).
Detection of fentanyl analogs and synthetic opioids in real hair samples
Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 43 (4), 259-265. doi: 10.1093/jat/bky093. PMCID: PMC6460334.
Palamar JJ (2019).
Barriers to accurately assessing prescription opioid misuse on surveys
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 45 (2), 117-123. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2018.1521826. PMCID: PMC6424651.
Palamar JJ, Le A (2018).
Trends in DMT and other tryptamine use among young adults in the United States
American Journal on Addictions, 27 (7), 578-585. doi: 10.1111/ajad.12803. PMCID: PMC6182767.
Palamar JJ (2018).
“Bath salt” use and beliefs about use among electronic dance music attendees
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 50 (5), 437-444. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2018.1517229. PMCID: PMC6301006.
Palamar JJ, Salomone A, Cleland CM, Sherman S (2019).
Willingness to provide a hair sample for drug testing among electronic dance music party attendees
Substance Abuse, 40 (1), 116-123. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1469106. PMCID: PMC6202259.
Palamar JJ, Le A, Cleland CM (2018).
Nonmedial opioid use among electronic dance music party attendees in New York City
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 186, 226-232. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.03.001. PMCID: PMC5911182.
Palamar JJ, Griffin-Tomas M, Acosta P, Ompad DC, Cleland CM (2018).
A comparison of self-reported sexual effects of alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy in a sample of young adult nightlife attendees
Psychology and Sexuality, 9 (1), 54-68. doi: 10.1080/19419899.2018.1425220. PMCID: PMC5801767.
Palamar JJ (2018).
What’s in a name? Correlates of ecstasy users knowing or agreeing that Molly is ecstasy/MDMA
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 50 (1), 88-93. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2017.1369200. PMCID: PMC5862755.
Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Cleland CM (2018).
Attitudes and beliefs about new psychoactive substance use among electronic dance music party attendees
Substance Use and Misuse, 53 (3), 381-390. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1327980. PMCID: PMC5766408.
Palamar JJ, Salomone A, Gerace E, Di Corcia D, Vincenti M, Cleland CM (2017).
Hair testing to assess both known and unknown use of drugs amongst ecstasy users in the electronic dance music scene
International Journal of Drug Policy, 48, 91-98. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.07.010. PMCID: PMC5601020.
Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Calderon FF, Sherman S, Cleland CM (2017).
Assessing self-reported use of new psychoactive substances: The impact of gate questions
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 43 (5), 609-617. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2017.1322094. PMCID: PMC5660869.
Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Sherman S, Ompad DC, Cleland CM (2016).
Self-reported use of novel psychoactive substances among attendees of electronic dance music venues
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 42 (6), 624-632. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2016.1181179. PMCID: PMC5093056.
Palamar JJ, Shearston JA, Dawson EW, Mateu-Gelabert P, Ompad DC (2016).
Nonmedical opioid use and heroin use in a nationally representative sample of US high school seniors
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 158, 132-138. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.11.005. PMCID: PMC4698068.
Palamar JJ, Martins SS, Su MK, Ompad DC (2015).
Self-reported use of novel psychoactive substances in a US nationally representative survey: Prevalence, correlates, and a call for new survey methods to prevent underreporting
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 156, 112-119. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.08.028. PMCID: PMC4633323.
Palamar JJ, Griffin-Tomas M, Ompad DC (2015).
Illicit drug use among rave attendees in a nationally representative sample of US high school seniors
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 152, 24-31. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.05.002. PMCID: PMC4458153.