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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

31 Figure 5 shows that, since 2001, participants have generally reported that heroin is difficult or very difficult to obtain in Darwin, although this is not the case for this years sample. It can also be seen that the number of participants able to comment has fluctuated considerably. Figure 5: Participant reports of current heroin availability, 2001-2009 Source: IDRS participant interviews A small proportion of the sample reported that in the six months prior to interview, heroin was usually obtained from a dealer through home delivery (Table 10). Table 10: Usual source person and venue for purchases of heroin in the preceding six months, 2006-2009 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 Did not respond (%) 95 96 94 94 Did respond (%) 5 4 6 6 Of those who responded: Source person* Street dealer (%) 20 50 0 33 Friends (%) 40 25 33 17 Gift from friends (%) 0 0 0 0 Known dealer (%) 0 0 17 0 Workmates (%) 0 0 0 0 Acquaintances (%) 0 25 33 17 Unknown dealer (%) 20 0 0 33 Mobile dealer (%) 0 0 0 0 Other (%) 20 0 0 0 Source venue* Home delivery (%) 20 25 0 50 Dealers home (%) 20 25 17 17 Friends home (%) 40 25 0 17 Acquaintances house (%) 0 0 17 17 Street market (%) 0 50 0 0 Agreed public location (%) 40 50 50 0 Work (%) 0 0 0 0 Other (%) 0 0 0 0 Source: IDRS participant interviews * Multiple responses possible 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 n u m b er o f ID U Difficult or very difficult Easy or very easy