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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

68 8.4.2 Price One person (Table 49) was able to comment on the price and availability of Subutex. That person had last purchased 8mg of Subutex for $30, rating it as easy to obtain. Table 49: Median price of illicit Subutex reported by participants, 2007 & 2008 2007* 2008^ 2009 Subutex/buprenorphine 8mg $30 (10) $30 (7) $30 (1) Source: IDRS participant interviews * Number of purchasers in brackets 8.4.3 Availability The one respondent able to comment rated Subutex as easy to obtain this year. In 2008, Subutex was more likely to be rated as difficult to obtain (50%) and less likely to be rated as very difficult to obtain (25%) than was the case in 2007 (Figure 27). Half the participants able to comment in 2008 stated that buprenorphine had become more difficult to obtain over the previous six months (Figure 28). Figure 27: Current availability of illicit Subutex, % commented, 2007-2008 Figure 28: Change in availability of illicit Subutex/buprenorphine in the last six months, % commented, 2007-2009 Source: IDRS participant interviews 0 0 0 25 75 17 0 8 50 25 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Dont know Very easy Easy Difficult Very difficult % c o m m en te d 2007 (n=8) 2008 (n=12) 13 50 38 0 0 17 50 33 0 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Dont know More difficult Stable Easier Fluctuates % c o m m e n te d 2007 (n=8) 2008 (n=12)