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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

i TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ..................................................................................................... 8 ABBREVIATIONS ................................................................................................................ 9 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..................................................................................................... 10 1 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................... 16 1.1 Study aims ........................................................................................................... 16 2 METHOD ............................................................................................................... 17 2.1 Survey of injecting drug users ............................................................................ 17 2.2 Survey of key experts .......................................................................................... 18 2.3 Other indicators .................................................................................................. 18 3 RESULTS .............................................................................................................. 20 3.1 Overview of the participant sample .................................................................. 20 3.2 Drug use history ................................................................................................. 22 4 HEROIN ............................................................................................................... 27 4.1 Use ...................................................................................................................... 27 4.2 Price .................................................................................................................... 29 4.3 Availability ......................................................................................................... 30 4.4 Purity .................................................................................................................. 32 4.5 KE comment ....................................................................................................... 32 4.6 Trends in heroin use .......................................................................................... 32 5 METHAMPHETAMINE .......................................................................................... 33 5.1 Use ...................................................................................................................... 33 5.2 Price .................................................................................................................... 35 5.3 Availability ......................................................................................................... 37 5.4 Purity ................................................................................................................... 41 5.5 KE comment ........................................................................................................ 41 5.6 Trends in methamphetamine use ....................................................................... 41 6 COCAINE ............................................................................................................. 43 6.1 Use ...................................................................................................................... 43 6.2 Price .................................................................................................................... 44 6.3 Availability ......................................................................................................... 44 6.4 Purity .................................................................................................................. 47 6.5 Trends in cocaine use ......................................................................................... 47 7 CANNABIS ............................................................................................................ 48 7.1 Use ...................................................................................................................... 48 7.2 Price .................................................................................................................... 49 7.3 Availability ......................................................................................................... 50 7.4 Potency ............................................................................................................... 52 7.5 KE comment ....................................................................................................... 54 7.6 Trends in cannabis use....................................................................................... 54 8 OPIOIDS ............................................................................................................... 55 8.1 Illicit methadone ................................................................................................ 55 8.2 Morphine ............................................................................................................ 59