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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

vi List of Figures Figure 1: Age distribution of participants in the NT IDRS samples, 2002-2011 ......................... 6 Figure 2: Drug injected most last month, 2002-2011 ................................................................ 9 Figure 3: Patterns of heroin use by participants, 2002-2011................................................... 13 Figure 4: Proportion of participants reporting methamphetamine and pharmaceutical stimulant use in the past six months, 2002-2011 .................................................... 16 Figure 5: Patterns of methamphetamine use among recent users (any form), 2002-2011 ...... 16 Figure 6: Methamphetamine form most used in the preceding six months, among recent methamphetamine users, 2002-2011 ..................................................................... 17 Figure 7: Median days cocaine use in the past six months, 2003-2011 .................................. 18 Figure 8: Median number of days of cannabis use in the past six months, 2002-2011 ........... 19 Figure 9: Patterns of cannabis use by recent users, 2002-2011 ............................................. 20 Figure 10: Proportion of participants reporting ecstasy use and injection in the preceding six months, 2003-2011 ................................................................................................ 27 Figure 11: Patterns of ecstasy use, 2003-2011 ...................................................................... 27 Figure 12: Proportion of participants reporting hallucinogen use and injection in the preceding six months, 2003-2011 .......................................................................... 28 Figure 13: Median days use and injection of hallucinogens in the past six months, 2003-2011 .............................................................................................................. 28 Figure 14: Proportion of participants reporting benzodiazepine use and injection in the preceding six months, 2003-2011 .......................................................................... 29 Figure 15: Median days use and injection of benzodiazepines in the past six months, 2003-2011 .............................................................................................................. 29 Figure 16: Patterns of benzodiazepine use, 2003-2011 ......................................................... 30 Figure 17: Patterns of recent alcohol use, 2003-2011 ............................................................ 32 Figure 18: Participant reports of tobacco use in the last six months, 2003-2011 .................... 32 Figure 19: Participant reports of current heroin availability, 2001-2011 .................................. 35 Figure 20: Median prices of speed powder estimated from participant purchases, 2002-2011 .............................................................................................................. 39 Figure 21: Median prices of base estimated from participant purchases, 2002-2011.............. 39 Figure 22: Median prices of ice/crystal estimated from participant purchases, 2002-2011 ..... 39 Figure 23: Participant perceptions of methamphetamine purity (speed, base and ice/crystal) among those who commented, 2011 ..................................................................... 43 Figure 24: Proportion of participants reporting speed powder, base and ice/crystal purity as high, among those who commented, 2002-2011 .................................................. 43 Figure 25: Median prices of cannabis estimated from participant purchases, 2003-2011 ....... 46 Figure 26: Participant reports of current cannabis availability, 2002-2011 .............................. 47 Figure 27: Current potency of hydro, % able to comment, 2004-2011 .................................... 49 Figure 28: Current potency of bush, % commented, 2004-2011 ............................................. 49 Figure 29: Change in potency of hydro and bush cannabis in past six months, % able to comment, 2011 ...................................................................................................... 50 Figure 30: Current availability of illicit methadone, % commented, 2003-2011 ....................... 52 Figure 31: Change in availability of illicit methadone in the last six months, % commented, 2011 (n=5) ............................................................................................................. 53 Figure 32: Current availability of illicit Subutex, % commented, 2007-2011 ............................ 54 Figure 33: Change in availability of illicit Subutex/buprenorphine in the last six months, % commented, 2007-2011 ......................................................................................... 55 Figure 34: Current availability of illicit morphine, % commented, 2003-2011 .......................... 58 Figure 35: Change in availability of illicit morphine in the last six months, % commented, 2011 ....................................................................................................................... 58 Figure 36: Proportion of participants reporting treatment in the last six months, 2002-2011 ... 65 Figure 37: Number of episodes commenced in NT AODTS where heroin was the principal or other drug of concern, 2001/02-20010/11 .............................................................. 65


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