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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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40 More participants were able to comment upon price movements of powder than of base or ice, with 44% reporting increasing prices for powder, 41% rating prices as stable and 16% reporting that prices had fluctuated (Table 32). The cost of ice was rated as increasing by 46% of those able to comment while 31% rated price as stable, 8% considered the price to be decreasing and 15% reported fluctuating prices. Table 32: Methamphetamine price movements in the last six months, 2011 (%) Speed Base Crystal Did not respond 67 96 87 Did respond 33 4 13 Of those who responded Dont know 0 0 0 Increasing 44 25 46 Stable 41 75 31 Decreasing 0 0 8 Fluctuating 16 0 15 Source: IDRS participant interviews 5.2.2 Availability Eighty percent of those able to comment considered that speed powder was currently either easy or very easy to obtain, a significant increase from the 42% who rated current powder availability as easy or very easy in 2010 (Table 33). Twenty-one percent rated powder as difficult to obtain but no respondents rated the substance as very difficult to obtain. The majority (70%) considered that that there had been no changes in availability over the past six months. As in recent years, few participants were able to comment upon availability of base methamphetamine. Of the few who did, 60% rated availability as easy or very easy while 40% rated availability as difficult (Table 33). The majority (60%) of these respondents noted no change in availability over the preceding six months. As with speed powder, there was an increase in the proportion of respondents who rated ice availability as easy or very easy, from 64% in 2010 to 77% in 2011 (Table 33). Sixty-nine percent of respondents rated ice availability as stable over the past six months while almost a quarter (23%) considered that availability had become more difficult.