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In Australia, such methods traditionally focused on dependent heroin users, who contribute to disease burden disproportionately to their numbers in the population. However, using multiplier methods the population of dependent methamphetamine users, most of whom inject the drug, has been estimated at 73,000 against approximately 45,000 regular heroin users . In Europe, opioid users generally dominate the group of problem drug users. However, there are some exceptions. In Finland, the number of problem amphetamine users (12,000– 22,000) was estimated to be four times higher than the number of problem opioid users .
Use of ecstasy is associated with a number of (other) adverse health and psychological problems, including memory disturbances, depression and impulsivity, and these symptoms may persist for quite a long time after cessation of use beyond the withdrawal phase. However, the contribution of other factors, such as pre-morbid diseases and the use of other substances, is often hard to exclude . Nonetheless, these problems rarely seem to be a reason for users to seek treatment. In 2007, two-thirds of European countries reported that ecstasy clients comprised less than 1% of all drug clients seeking treatment for addiction problems .