Emily is attending a music festival in Melbourne this weekend. Emily’s mother has many
concerns, as she has heard drug testing is being done at this concert. Her mother believes
that drug testing at music festivals encourages young people to use illicit drugs at music
As a future health professional, you are interested in learning if drug testing at music
festivals promotes illicit drug use amongst teenagers.
For Part B of Assessment 3 students are required to reflect on the above scenario and the
findings of the research paper titled ‘Music festival attendees’ illicit drug use, knowledge
and practices regarding drug content and purity: a cross sectional survey,’ and describe
some of the enablers and barriers to the uptake of this papers research findings.
Students can locate the above research paper via Leganto found under the tile called
HLSC122 Weekly Readings. Once you have opened Leganto please scroll down to Week 10
where this article can be located.
The full reference for the article that students are required to critique is below:
Day, N., Criss J., Griffiths, B., Gujral, S.K., John-Leader, F., Johnson, J., & Pit, S. (2018). Music festival
attendees’ illicit drug use, knowledge and practices regarding drug content and purity: A
cross-sectional survey. Harm Reduction Journal, 15(1), 1-8. doi: 10.1186/s12954-017-0205-7