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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

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