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NT Drug Trends 2009 : Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

Details:

Title

NT Drug Trends 2009 : Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

Collection

Northern Territory drug trends; PublicationNT; E-Journals

Date

2010

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Notes

C. Moon

Language

English

Subject

Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Statistics -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre; University of New South Wales

Place of publication

Sydney (N.S.W.)

Volume

Australian Drug Trends Series No. 44

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/261141

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/488949

Page content

106 13 IMPLICATIONS The findings of the 2009 NT IDRS imply that: The illicit drug market in the NT should continue to be monitored for changes in price, purity and availability trends, and evidence of related harms. The use of diverted pharmaceuticals and related harms should be monitored with particular attention paid to the impact of changes in S8 prescribing practices on the illicit drug market. The use of over-the-counter pain medications among injecting drug users should be investigated further. Patterns and prevalence of illicit benzodiazepine use and consequent injection related health problems should be monitored. Given KE questions about the level of crystal methamphetamine use in the NT it would be appropriate to investigate this issue further.