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In Chapter 9, Amador Calafat and Paolo Stocco describe ongoing work funded by the European Commission which looks at drugs taken in recreational environments. The work represents a thematic and conceptual broadening towards more sociological and anthropological spheres. The authors describe their methods and present findings collected from over 1 500 respondents about the characteristics and social representations of ecstasy use in five European cities (Coimbra, Modena, Nice, Palma de Mallorca and Utrecht).