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

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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

21 This years sample shows a similar age distribution to that found last year, with a small decrease in the older age group and increase in the under 25 year old group. Regarding all other respondent characteristics, the sample appears to be similar to that of previous years and so allows comparison over time. Figure 1: Age distribution of participants in the NT IDRS samples, 2002-2009 Source: IDRS participant interviews This year, smaller numbers of IDRS participants reported recent treatment (Figure 2), with the range of treatments distributed more evenly than in previous years. Over time, the use of methadone as a treatment has been replaced by the use of Subutex. Figure 2: Proportion of participants reporting treatment in the last six months, 20022009 Source: IDRS participant interviews Note: Some participants may be counted twice 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 % p ar ti ci p an ts Under 25 years 25-34 years 35 years and over 0 5 10 15 20 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 % p ar ti ci p an ts Methadone Detoxification Theraputic community Narcotics Anonymous Drug counselling Naltrexone Subutex (buprenorphine) Biodone Suboxone Other