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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

24 Table 17: Forms of oxycodone used previous six months and main form, 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 Licit 2 3 3 9 9 12 12 8 7 Illicit 11 5 28 29 35 31 22 20 26 24 Main brand used Generic 1 1 Oxycontin 5 30 23 26 27 Endone 4 1 2 Source: IDRS participants interviews * Missing data 4.6.4 Subutex Recent use of illicit Subutex was reported by 8% of the sample, the same proportion that reported recent use in 2010 (Table 18). The percentage of the sample that injected illicit Subutex in the past six months (5%), median days used (6 days) and median days injected (8 days) largely mirrored the 2010 results. Table 18: Selected trends in illicit Subutex use, 2007-2011 2007 N=106 2008 N=103 2009 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 Used last 6 months (%) 5 18 5 8 8 Injected last 6 months (%) 5 11 3 6 5 Days used last 6 months (median) 3 7 2 7 6 Days injected last 6 months (median) 3 6 1 7 8 Source: IDRS participant interviews Weekly or less was the only pattern of use of illicit Subutex reported in 2011, remaining the main pattern of use since 2004 (Table 19). Table 19: Frequency of illicit Subutex use in previous six months, 2007-2011 (%) 2007 N=106 2008 N=103 2009 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 No recent use 95 83 94 92 90 Weekly or less 5 13 4 6 8 More than weekly 0 4 0 2 0 Daily 0 1 1 0 0 Source: IDRS participant interviews Eight percent of the sample reported recent use of illicit Subutex as compared to 7% who reported recent use of licit Subutex (Table 20). The proportion of respondents who have reported use of illicit Subutex has exceeded those who reported use of licit Subutex since 2008.


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