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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

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Parent handle

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

Citation address

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

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31 The 2011 IDRS survey included questions focusing specifically upon Alprazolam use patterns. Table 24 illustrates that twice as many respondents reported recent use of illicit Alprazolam compared to licit Alprazolam and that these respondents were more likely to inject the substance. Table 24: Alprazolam use, selected characteristics, 2011. 2011 N=98 Licit Illicit % used last six months 13 36 median days used last six months 90 6 % injected drug last six months 3 20 median days injected last six months 5 6 Main form used (%) 9 33 Source: IDRS participant interviews 4.7.4 Seroquel, steroids and inhalants In 2011 the IDRS survey investigated the use of Seroquel, an anti-psychotic medication. Three respondents reported recent use of licit Seroquel, on a median of 90 days, and two respondents reported recent use of illicit Seroquel, on a median of 4 days (Table 25). Nineteen percent of the sample had used either licit or illicit Seroquel at some time in their life (Table 3). Table 25: Seroquel use, selected characteristics, 2011 (%) 2011 N=98 Licit Illicit Patterns of use No recent use Weekly or less More than weekly but less than daily Daily 97 1 1 1 98 2 0 0 Median days used last six months 90 4 Main form used 0 2 Source: IDRS participant interviews Steroid use was also investigated in the 2011 IDRS survey. Three participants reported recent steroid use, on a median of 6 days (Table 3). Thirteen percent of the sample reported use of steroids at some time in their life. In 2011 no respondents reported recent inhalant use although 13% reported having used inhalants at some time in their life (Table 3). In 2010, one respondent had reported recent inhalant use. 4.7.5 Alcohol and tobacco Recent use of alcohol increased from 57% of the sample in 2010 to 63% in 2011 (Table 3). There were observed increases in more than weekly but less than daily and weekly or less patterns of use; however, recent daily use declined from 14% of the sample in 2010 to 8% in 2011 (Figure 17).