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NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)



NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)


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Date:2011; Australian drug trends series No. 80




Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Ecstasy (Drug) -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

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National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

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Sydney (N.S.W)



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ii Table of Contents List of Tables iv List of Figures vi Acknowledgements viii Abbreviations ix Glossary of Terms x EXECUTIVE SUMMARY xi 1 INTRODUCTION 1 1.1 Study aims 1 2 METHOD 2 2.1 Survey of people who inject drugs (PWID) 2 2.2 Survey of key experts (KE) 3 2.3 Other indicators 4 3 DEMOGRAPHICS 5 3.1 Overview of the participant sample 5 4 CONSUMPTION PATTERNS 7 4.1 Current drug use 7 4.2 Heroin 13 4.3 Methamphetamine 15 4.4 Cocaine 18 4.5 Cannabis 19 4.6 Other opioids 21 4.7 Other drugs 26 5 DRUG MARKET: PRICE, PURITY, AVAILABILITY AND PURCHASING PATTERNS 34 5.1 Heroin 34 5.2 Methamphetamine 38 5.3 Cocaine 44 5.4 Cannabis 45 5.5 Methadone 51 5.6 Buprenorphine 54 5.7 Buprenorphine-naloxone Error! Bookmark not defined. 5.8 Morphine 57 5.9 Oxycodone 60 6 HEALTH-RELATED TRENDS ASSOCIATED WITH DRUG USE 63 6.1 Overdose and drug-related fatalities 63 6.2 Drug treatment 64 6.3 Hospital admissions 71 6.4 Injecting risk behaviours 73 6.5 Mental health problems and psychological distress 79

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