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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

52 Table 27: People from whom cannabis was purchased in the preceding six months, 2006-2009 Hydro Bush 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 Did not respond (%) 27 41 33 29 69 72 79 71 Did respond (%) 73 59 67 71 31 28 21 29 Of those who responded: Source person Street dealer (%) 18 37 23 41 10 20 14 24 Friends (%) 45 40 46 35 52 47 64 55 Gift from friends (%) 11 10 0 13 0 0 0 Known dealer (%) 32 29 28 13 23 20 9 10 Workmates (%) 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 Acquaintances (%) 16 22 22 7 7 27 23 7 Unknown dealer (%) 10 6 1 2 7 13 5 0 Mobile dealers (%) 4 11 0 0 3 7 5 0 Source venue Home delivery (%) 16 19 16 13 10 20 18 17 Dealers home (%) 29 27 28 24 23 17 14 14 Friends home (%) 38 32 35 35 48 30 59 48 Acquaintances house (%) 10 18 17 3 3 13 14 0 Street market (%) 15 13 10 21 13 10 9 14 Work (%) 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 Agreed public location (%) 11 27 19 1 10 27 14 0 Source: IDRS participant interviews 7.4 Potency Thirty-eight percent of participants able to comment rated the current potency of hydro as high (Figure 20), a lower proportion than that found in 2008 and 2007. Figure 20: Current potency of hydro, % able to comment, 2004-2009 Source: IDRS participant interviews Bush cannabis was most likely to be rated to be of low potency in 2000 (35%, Figure 21) with similar proportions rating it as medium (28%) or high (21%). 8 11 4 2 4 0 45 35 44 51 51 3837 43 34 35 26 31 2 4 12 8 9 14 7 7 6 5 10 17 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2004 (N=83) 2005 (N=83) 2006 (N=73) 2007 (n=63) 2008 (n=69) 2009 (n=71) % c o m m en te d Dont know High Medium Low Fluctuates