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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

87 on previous years. This series shows an increase over the period shown to some degree mirroring changes in the national rate over time. Figure 50: Cannabis-related admissions to NT hospitals by financial year, rate per million persons, 1993/94-2006/07 Source: AIHW. 10.4 Injecting drug risk behaviours 10.4.1 Sharing of injecting equipment among participants and related behaviours Fifty-seven respondents (58% of the sample) had shared injecting equipment in the month prior to interview. Recent sharing of all equipment other than needles increased this year compared to 2008 (Table 57). Of the five participants who had used a needle after someone else, one had done so after their regular sex partner and two after a close friend (two people declined to answer). Table 57: Proportion of participants reporting sharing injecting equipment in the month preceding interview, 2001-2009 2001 n=135 2002 n=111 2003 n=109 2004 n=111 2005 n=107 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 Spoons/mixing containers 30 15 17 32 22 31 30 21 36 Filters 12 10 11 12 7 14 13 9 23 Tourniquets 17 16 17 15 9 16 21 20 28 Water 7 8 10 10 8 14 13 10 22 Someone used needle after you 10 9 10 13 15 10 7 9 3 You used needle after someone 11 6 6 5 7 7 8 8 5 Source: IDRS participant interviews 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 R a te p e r m il li o n p o p u la ti o n Financial year Cannabis-NT Cannabis-National