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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

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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