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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

27 4 HEROIN 4.1 Use Thirteen percent of the participants sample had used and 8% injected heroin in the six months prior to interview (Table 4), an decrease on the 14 % reporting recent injection in 2008. Median days of recent use and injection also show declines. Table 4: Selected trends in participant heroin use, 2003-2009 2003 n=109 2004 n=111 2005 n=107 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 Used last 6 months (%) 19 34 24 12 7 14 13 Injected last 6 months (%) 16 33 24 12 7 14 8 Days used last 6 months (median) 5 5 4 13 30 27 17 Days injected last 6 months (median) 5 5 3 13 30 26 9 Source: IDRS participant interviews Figure 4 reflects this overall decline, although showing slight increases in the more frequent use categories. Figure 4: Patterns of heroin use by participants, 2002-2009 Source: IDRS participant interviews Participants reported that powder heroin was the most commonly used form (Table 5), reversing a movement away from this form shown in previous years 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 % p ar ti ci p an ts No recent use Weekly or less More than weekly but less than daily Daily use