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



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


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




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Date:2011; Australian drug trends series No. 80




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

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

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Sydney (N.S.W)



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42 Table 34 demonstrates that over half (51%) of respondents had last obtained speed powder from friends, while 14% reported obtaining powder from a street dealer and 11% from a known dealer. Source venue was identified mainly as a friends home (41%). Base methamphetamine was last sourced equally from a street dealer and friends (29%) with source venue spread evenly between home delivery, a dealers home, a friends home, street market and agreed public location (Table 34). Ice was last sourced principally from friends (44%) with 31% of respondents identifying a friends home as the last source venue (Table 34). Table 34: Last source person and source venue for purchases of methamphetamine in the preceding six months, (%) 2011 N=98 Speed Base Ice Did not respond 63 93 84 Did respond 37 7 16 Of those who responded Source person Have not obtained 16 29 13 Street dealer 14 29 19 Friends 51 29 44 Known dealer 11 14 19 Workmates 0 0 0 Acquaintances 5 0 0 Unknown dealer 3 0 6 Mobile dealer 0 0 0 Other 0 0 0 Source venue Have not obtained 16 29 13 Home delivery 8 14 13 Dealers home 11 14 19 Friends home 41 14 31 Acquaintances house 3 0 0 Street market 5 14 6 Agreed public location 14 14 19 Work 0 0 0 Other 0 0 0 5.2.3 Purity More respondents (41%) rated speed powder purity as low compared to the other categories of high, medium and fluctuating (Figure 23). This contrasts with the 40% who rated base purity as high and the 50% who rated ice purity as high. One-quarter of those able to comment rated ice purity as fluctuating while only 8% rated ice purity as low.

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