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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)


NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets; Reports; PublicationNT




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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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4 2.3 Other indicators The third set of information comprises secondary data sources that relate to illicit drug use. Recommended criteria for inclusion in the study are that the data must be available at least annually, include 50 or more cases, be collected in the city or jurisdiction of the study, provide brief details on illicit drug use, and must include details of the four main illicit drugs under investigation (Hando et al., 1998). Due to the small population of the NT, many of the data sources available to other states and territories report very small numbers regarding the NT and fail to meet the above criteria. Where no other secondary sources are available, some findings from such data sources are noted, but should be interpreted with caution. Data are presented for a time period that overlaps as closely as possible with the period of the IDRS, but where this is not available the most recent data available are included. Indicator data derived from the following data sources and publications have been included in this report: Annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Australian Needle and Syringe Program Survey National Data Report Northern Territory Integrated Justice Information System The NT Office of Crime Prevention The Australian Crime Commission Illicit Drug Report, various years The NT Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services Client Database The NT DHCS Corporate Information Services Alcohol and Drug Information Service annual reports Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) NT Poisons Control National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research.