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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

62 Figure 26: Change in availability of illicit morphine in the last six months, % commented, 2008 Source: IDRS participant interviews Note: n=84 Morphine was obtained from friends (39%), a street dealer (26%), acquaintances (14%) or a known dealer (11%), a pattern similar to that found in previous years (Table 38). The pattern of source location is also similar to that found previously, with a friends (26%) or a dealers (18%) home or street market (24%) being the most reported venues. Table 38: Usual source person and venue for purchases of morphine in the preceding six months, 2006-2009 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 Did not respond (%) 27 29 18 20 Did respond (%) 73 71 82 80 Of those who responded: Source person Street dealer (%) 23 (17) 31 (22) 39 (32) 33 (26) Friends (%) 45 (33) 40 (28) 49 (40) 39 (31) Gift from friends (%) 6 (4) 1 (1) 0 0 Known dealer (%) 32 (23) 27 (19) 29 (23) 11 (9) Workmates (%) 4 (3) 3 (2) 0 0 Acquaintances (%) 19 (14) 29 (21) 30 (24) 14 (11) Unknown dealer (%) 12 (9) 11 (8) 5 (4) 3 (2) Other (%) 0 0 0 1 (1) Source venue Home delivery (%) 19 (14) 17 (12) 21 (18) 11 (9) Dealers home (%) 36 (26) 17 (12) 33 (27) 18 (14) Friends home (%) 30 (22) 25 (18) 36 (29) 26 (21) Acquaintances house (%) 12 (9) 13 (9) 17 (14) 9 (7) Mobile dealer (%) 6 (4) 13 (9) 1 (1) 0 Street market (%) 25 (18) 21 (15) 25 (20) 24 (19) Agreed public location (%) 22 (16) 39 (27) 31 (25) 11 (9) Work (%) 1 (1) 0 0 0 Other (%) 1 (1) 0 0 1 (1) Source: IDRS participant interviews Note: Percentage of entire sample in brackets 0 21 61 1 16 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Dont know More difficult Stable Easier Fluctuates % c o m m en te d