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34 Figure 7: Patterns of recent methamphetamine use (any form), 2002-2009 Source: IDRS participant interviews Note: data prior to 2005 also include prescription stimulants Participants were asked what form of methamphetamine they used most in the preceding six months; Figure 8 shows the proportions of the participant samples responding to these questions over time. Speed powder and base use have increased this year while crystal use has declined. Use of the various forms has fluctuated over time although speed powder is consistently the main form used. Figure 8: Methamphetamine form most used in the preceding six months, among recent methamphetamine users, 2002-2009 Source: IDRS participant interviews 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 % p ar ti ci p an ts Weekly or less More than weekly but less than daily Daily use 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 % o f th o se w h o u se d a s ti m u la n t Speed Base Ice