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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

iii LIST OF TABLES Table 1: Demographic characteristics of the participants sample, 2006-2009 20 Table 2: Injection history, drug preferences and polydrug use, 2006-2009 ........................... 23 Table 3: Polydrug use history of the participants sample, 2009 ................................................ 25 Table 4: Selected trends in participant heroin use, 2003-2009 .................................................. 27 Table 5: Forms of heroin used previous six months by participants (%), 2003-2009 .......... 28 Table 6: Forms of heroin used in previous six months by participants (%), 2007-2009 ..... 28 Table 7: Median price of most recent heroin purchases, 2007-2009, $ (n) ............................ 29 Table 8: Reports of heroin price movements in the past six months, 2005-2009 .................. 29 Table 9: Participant reports of heroin availability in the past six months, 2005-2009 ......... 30 Table 10: Usual source person and venue for purchases of heroin in the preceding six months, 2006-2009 .......................................................................................................... 31 Table 11: Participants perceptions of heroin purity in the past six months, 2005-2009 ..... 32 Table 12: Price of most recent methamphetamine purchases by participants, 2009 ............. 35 Table 13: Methamphetamine price movements in the last six months, participants 2009 .. 37 Table 14: Participants reports of methamphetamine availability in the past six months, 2005-2009 .......................................................................................................................... 38 Table 15: Usual source person and source venue for purchases of methamphetamine in the preceding six months, 2006-2009 ................................................................................. 40 Table 16: Selected trends in participants cocaine use, 2003-2009 .......................................... 43 Table 17: Forms of cocaine used previous six months, % participants, 2003-2009 ............. 44 Table 18: Price of most recent cocaine purchases by participants, 2009 ................................ 44 Table 19: Participants reports of cocaine availability in the past six months, 2005-2007 & 2009 ..................................................................................................................................... 45 Table 20: Locations where cocaine was scored in the preceding six months, 2005-2007 & 2009 ..................................................................................................................................... 46 Table 21: Participant perceptions of cocaine purity in the past six months, 2005-2007, 2009 .............................................................................................................................................. 47 Table 22: Selected trends in participants cannabis use, 2003-2009 ........................................ 48 Table 23: Forms of cannabis used previous six months and main form, 2003-2009 (% entire sample) .................................................................................................................... 49 Table 24: Price of most recent cannabis purchases by participants, 2009 .............................. 49 Table 25: Price movements of cannabis in the past six months, 2009 ..................................... 50 Table 26: Participants reports of cannabis availability in the past six months, 2006-2009 51 Table 27: People from whom cannabis was purchased in the preceding six months, 2006 2009 ..................................................................................................................................... 52 Table 28: Forms of methadone used previous six months and primary form, 2003-2009 .. 55 Table 29: Frequency of methadone use in previous six months, % of recent users, 2003 2009 ..................................................................................................................................... 55 Table 30: Median price ($) of most recent illicit methadone purchase by participants, 2003 2009 ..................................................................................................................................... 56 Table 31: Illicit methadone price movements past six months, 2005-2009 ............................ 56 Table 32: Usual source person and venue for purchases of illicit methadone in the preceding six months, 2006-2009 ................................................................................. 58 Table 33: Selected trends in participants morphine use, 2003-2009 ...................................... 59 Table 34: Forms and brands of morphine used previous six months, 2003-2009 ................. 59 Table 35: Frequency of illicit morphine use in previous six months, 2003-2009 (%) ......... 60