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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

48 7 CANNABIS 7.1 Use In the six months prior to interview, cannabis was used by 78% of the participants sample (Table 22) on a median of 90 days, a reduction on 2007. As Figure 16 shows, the median days of use of cannabis as reported by participants has fluctuated since 2002, possibly showing an overall downward movement, with this years result being lowest in the series. Table 22: Selected trends in participants cannabis use, 2003-2009 2003 n=109 2004 n=111 2005 n=107 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 Used last 6 months (%) 83 75 79 84 83 78 78 Days used last 6 months (median) 120 180 180 103 150 102 90 Source: IDRS participant interviews Figure 16: Median number of days of cannabis use in the past six months, 2002-2009 Source: IDRS participant interviews As with the overall median days of use, over time, the proportions of recent users reporting different levels of frequency of use have fluctuated within a narrow range (Figure 17), daily use being the common pattern. Figure 17: Patterns of cannabis use by recent users, 2002-2009 Source: IDRS participant interviews 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 M ed ia n d ay s 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 % r ec en t u se rs Weekly or less More than weekly but less than daily Daily