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

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Title

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

Collection

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

Date

2011

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2011; Australian drug trends series No. 80

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

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

Place of publication

Sydney (N.S.W)

ISBN

9780733430206

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/242182

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/610318

Page content

14 In contrast to 2010, when homebake was the predominant form of heroin used, in 2011 heroin powder was the form most often used (Table 5). Table 5: Forms of heroin used previous six months by participants (%), 2007-2011 2007 N=106 2008 N=103 209 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 Used Most often Used Most often Used Most often Used Most often Used Most often Powder 24 16 3 3 6 4 4 1 6 6 Rock 27 17 2 2 9 8 2 2 4 3 Homebake 6 2 2 1 2 2 5 5 2 2 Source: IDRS participant interviews Table 6 demonstrates that white or off-white heroin powder was the main form of heroin used in the previous six months. Table 6: Forms of heroin used in previous six months by participants (%), 2007-2011 2007 N=106 2008 N=103 2009 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 Used Most often Used Most often Used Most often Used Most often Used Most often Powder white/off-white 1 1 4 4 2 2 0 0 6 6 Powder brown 2 2 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 Powder other colour 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 Rock white/off white 0 0 7 7 6 6 1 1 0 0 Rock brown 1 1 4 4 2 2 0 1 2 1 Rock other colour 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 Homebake 2 1 2 2 2 2 5 5 2 2 Source: IDRS participant interviews 4.2.1 KE comment As in 2010, few KE were able to comment upon heroin use patterns. Five Health and two legal KE stated that there had been no reports of heroin use. Two Health KE stated that heroin use was rarely reported one of which recalled that in the past six months only one client had reported recent heroin use. One legal KE reported that heroin was rarely seen in Darwin while the other noted that while not many people were using heroin, he was aware that it is there.


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