ResearchProjects

Drug Use Among Nightclub and Dance Festival Attendees in New York City
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: September 2018 - May 2022
Principal Investigator: Palamar, Joseph
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This study will examine the prevalence of drug use, risk factors for use, and self-reported adverse outcomes associated with use, among nightclub and dance festival attendees. In addition, hair testing will be conducted to determine unintentional use of new psychoactive substances which may be adulterants in drugs such as ecstasy (MDMA, Molly).

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Palamar JJ, Fitzgerald ND, Cottler LB (2021).
Shifting awareness among electronic dance music party attendees that drugs may contain fentanyl or other adulterants
International Journal of Drug Policy, 97, 103353. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103353.

Palamar JJ, Le A, Acosta P (2021).
Shifts in drug use behavior among electronic dance music partygoers in New York during COVID-19 social distancing
Substance Use and Misuse, 56 (2), 238-244. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2020.1857408. PMCID: PMC7935433.

Palamar JJ, Salomone A, Keyes KM (2021).
Underreporting of drug use among electronic dance music party attendees
Clinical Toxicology, 59 (3), 185-192. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2020.1785488. PMCID: PMC7794084.

Palamar JJ (2020).
Increasing willingness to use synthetic drugs if offered among electronic dance music party attendees, 2017-2019
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 52 (4), 324-333. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2020.1761574. PMCID: PMC7674237.

El Shahawy O, Sherman SE, Palamar JJ (2020).
High prevalence of tobacco product and e-cigarette use among electronic dance music party attendees
Substance Use and Misuse, 55 (10), 1561-1566. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2020.1717536. PMCID: PMC7337989.

Palamar JJ, Le A (2020).
Self-correction of unreported marijuana use by participants taking a street-intercept survey
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 46 (8), 708-717. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2020.1745219. PMCID: PMC7647957 .

Palamar JJ, Keyes KM (2020).
Trends in drug use among electronic dance music party attendees in New York City, 2016-2019
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 209, 107889. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.107889. PMCID: PMC7127946.

Palamar JJ, Salomone A, Barratt MJ (2020).
Drug checking to detect fentanyl and new psychoactive substances
Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 33 (4), 301-305. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000607. PMCID: PMC7255931.

Palamar JJ, Salomone A, Rutherford C, Keyes KM (2021).
Extensive underreported exposure to ketamine among electronic dance music party attendees
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 36 (1), 235-237. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05672-x. PMCID: PMC7858731.

Palamar JJ, Griffin M (2020).
Non-consensual sexual contact at electronic dance music parties
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49 (3), 909-917. doi: 10.1007/s10508-019-01568-y. PMCID: PMC7060834.

Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Cleland CM (2020).
The influence of viewing a headline about ecstasy/Molly adulteration on future intentions to use
Journal of Substance Use, 25 (1), 95-100. doi: 10.1080/14659891.2019.1664660. PMCID: PMC7590971.

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, Le A, Acosta P (2020).
Posting, texting, and related social risk behavior while high
Substance Abuse, 41 (3), 382-390. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1635966. PMCID: PMC7122951.

Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Le A, Cleland CM, Nelson LS (2019).
Adverse drug-related effects among electronic dance music party attendees
International Journal of Drug Policy, 73, 81-87. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.07.005. PMCID: PMC6899195.

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.

Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Cleland CM (2019).
Planned and unplanned drug use during a night out at an electronic dance music party
Substance Use and Misuse, 54 (6), 885-893. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2018.1529186. PMCID: PMC6476644.

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, 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, 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.

Fernandez-Calderon F, Cleland CM, Palamar JJ (2018).
Polysubstance use profiles among electronic dance music party attendees in New York City and their relation to use of new psychoactive substances
Addictive Behaviors, 78, 85-93. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.11.004. PMCID: PMC5783759.

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, 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.