Response to ‘Drug checking services increase the intention to use drugs in some (small) subgroups of music festival attendees’
Response or Comment
Drug and Alcohol Review
School of Arts and Humanities / School of Medical and Health Sciences
We agree with Calle's  analysis that onsite pill testing could lead to an increase in the use of some drugs among a small subgroup of the population and that further research should be conducted to better understand the impacts of pill testing on people's behaviour. However, we do not believe that the data we published  supports Calle's assertion that onsite pill testing has a negative impact on this hypothetical subgroup of the population.
Calle, P. (2022). Drug checking services increase the intention to use drugs in some (small) subgroups of music festival attendees. Drug and alcohol review, 41(5), 1256-1257. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13461