In 2021, the Drug Information and Monitoring System (DIMS) received 10,302 drug samples. More than half of these consisted of ecstasy tablets, as can be seen in the DIMS Annual Report 2021. Dutch Ecstasy tablets are notorious for being very strong because of the extremely high dose of MDMA. In 2021, just like in 2020, the MDMA content is ecstasy tablets has decreased compared to previous years. This does not mean that use of these tablets entails no risks, says researcher Ruben Vrolijk. “By any objective measure, ecstasy tablets still contain a very high dose of MDMA.”

The DIMS annual report 2021 covers the concentrations, adulterations, and other relevant information produced by DIMS in the past year, and in doing so forms a topical image of the Dutch drug market. Spread out over all Dutch provinces, the DIMS network encompasses 32 testing-facilities providing nation-wide coverage. Together with these partners, DIMS aims to create a clear insight into the Dutch drug market, and signal potential health risks to the public.

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