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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

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

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

Citation address

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

Page content

18 4.4 Cocaine Key Points Only one participant reported use of cocaine in the preceding six months. Most KE had not received any reports of cocaine use. Reported use of cocaine continued to decline. In 2011, only 1% (one participant) reported recent use as compared to 4% in 2010 and 12% in 2009 (Table 7). Table 7: Selected trends in participants cocaine use, 2007-2011 2007 N=106 2008 N=103 2009 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 Used last 6 months (%) 9 3 12 4 1 Injected last 6 months (%) 8 3 8 4 0 Days used last 6 months (median) 2 8 5 6 1 Days injected last 6 months (median) 5 8 4 6 0 Source: IDRS participant interviews As is evident from Figure 7, the sole participant who reported cocaine use in the preceding six months used on one day only and did not inject the substance. Figure 7: Median days cocaine use in the past six months, 2003-2011 Source: IDRS participant interviews Table 8 demonstrates that powder cocaine was the form used by the one participant reporting recent cocaine use in 2011. Table 8: Forms of cocaine used previous six months, % 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 8 7 3 2 10 5 3 3 1 1 Rock - - 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 Crack 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Source: IDRS participant interviews 0 5 10 15 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 M e d ia n d ay s u se used injected


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