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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

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/261141

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/488949

Page content

38 Table 14: Participants reports of methamphetamine availability in the past six months, 2005-2009 Powder Base Ice/crystal 2005 n=107 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 2005 n=107 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 2005 n=107 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 Did not respond* (%) 35 47 52 65 69 85 82 88 94 93 80 85 91 87 Did respond (%) 65 53 48 35 31 15 18 12 6 7 20 15 19 13 Of those who responded Current availability Very easy (%) 14 (9) 16 (9) 26 (12) 14 (5) 16 (5) 13 (2) 17 (3) 0 0 29 (2) 14 (3) 7 (1) 25 (5) 33 (2) 8 (1) Easy (%) 51 (31) 51 (28) 53 (26) 53 (18) 65 (20) 44 (6) 50 (9) 46 (6) 33 (2) 43 (3) 29 (5) 47 (7) 35 (7) 50 (3) 62 (8) Difficult (%) 24 (15) 26 (14) 12 (6) 31 (11) 16 (5) 19 (3) 33 (6) 31 (4) 67 (4) 14 (1) 29 (3) 33 (5) 35 (7) 17 (1) 31 (4) Very difficult (%) 6 (4) 4 (2) 4 (2) 3 (1) 3 (1) 6 (1) 0 8 (1) 0 14 (1) 19 (4) 13 (2) 5 (1) 0 Dont know^ (%) 4 (2) 4 (2) 6 (3) 0 19 (3) 0 15 (2) 0 10 (2) 0 0 0 Change last six months More difficult (%) 16 (10) 18 (10) 18 (9) 19 (7) 16 (5) 19 (3) 0 31 (4) 50 (3) 14 (1) 29 (5) 27 (4) 15 (3) 0 8 (1) Stable (%) 61 (37) 67 (37) 56 (26) 61 (21) 65 (20) 38 (5) 94 (17) 46 (6) 50 (3) 71 (5) 52 (10) 67 (10) 55 (10) 83 (5) 67 (8) Easier (%) 10 (6) 6 (3) 6 (3) 6 (2) 6 (2) 19 (3) 0 0 0 14 (1) 5 (1) 7 (1) 25 (5) 17 (1) Fluctuates (%) 4 (2) 4 (2) 14 (7) 8 (3) 13 (4) 13 (2) 4 (1) 8 (1) 0 0 0 5 (1) 0 25 (3) Dont know^ (%) 9 (6) 6 () 6 (3) 6 (2) 13 (2) 0 15 (2) 0 14 (3) 0 0 0 Source: IDRS participant interviews * Did not respond refers to participants who did not feel confident enough in their knowledge of the market to respond to survey items ^ Dont know refers to participants who were able to respond to survey items on price and/or purity, but had not had enough contact with users/dealers to respond to items concerning availability Note: Percentage of entire sample in brackets