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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

88 Thirty-seven people had reused their own needles (Table 58), usually once (12%) or twice (11%). Table 58: Re-use of own needles, 2008 Number of times 2008 n=98 2009 n=99 No times (%) 58 63 Once (%) 5 12 Twice (%) 13 11 3-5 times (%) 13 8 6-10 times (%) 5 2 More than 10 times (%) 5 4 Source: IDRS participant interviews 10.4.2 Location of injections As in previous years, a large majority of the participants sample, 92% (Table 59) had last injected in a private home in the month prior to interview, reporting other locations in similar proportions to those seen previously, Table 59: Proportion of participants reporting last location for injection in the month preceding interview, 2002-2009 2002 n=111 2003 n=109 2004 n=111 2005 n=107 2006 n=100 2007 n=106 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 Private home 95 92 93 95 96 96 98 90 Street/carpark/beach - - - - - 2 1 2 Other public area 2 2 3 3 0 - 0 3 Car 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 Public toilet 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 Other 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 Source: IDRS participant interviews Most survey respondents, 95% (Table 60) had obtained their needles from an NSP during the six months prior to interview. Table 60: Source of needles in last six months, 2008. Needle source 2008 n=103 2009 n=99 NSP (%) 93 95 NSP vending machine (%) 0 1 Chemist (%) 5 4 Partner (%) 0 0 Friend (%) 10 0 Dealer (%) 5 0 Hospital (%) 0 0 Outreach/peer worker (%) 0 0 Other (%) 1 0 Source: IDRS participant interviews