March 2, 2021

The GHB Cultures, Experiences and Practices Study

We’re looking for participants in a new study on cultures, experiences and practices around GHB use.

About the study 

Research shows that some LGBTQ people use GHB more than the general population. However, no research has sought to understand how, why and where LGBTQ people use GHB. We are hoping you can help shed some light. 

The GHB Cultures, Experiences and Practices Study is the first Australian study to specifically examine GHB use among LGBTQ people. This study will explore the varied ways that people use GHB, the benefits and harms associated with GHB use and strategies that LGBTQ people use to prevent harms.    

The knowledge generated by this study will be used to inform the delivery of health and wellbeing programs delivered by LGBTQ organisations. ACON, Thorne Harbour Health and the Western Australian AIDS Council are leading this research in partnership with researchers from the National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs, the University of New South WalesThe University of Sydney and La Trobe University. 


We are no longer recruiting to the first phase of the GHB cultures practices and experiences study, we look forward to sharing findings from this study shortly!