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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)


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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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52 Table 40: Illicit methadone price movements past six months, 2007-2011 (%) 2007 N=106 2008 N=103 2009 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 Did not respond 83 86 89 84 94 Did respond 17 14 11 16 6 Of those who responded Dont know 11 14 13 Increasing 33 43 27 31 67 Stable 39 36 73 50 33 Decreasing 0 0 0 0 Fluctuating 17 7 0 6 Source: IDRS participant interviews Note: Percentage of entire sample in brackets 5.5.2 Availability Fifty-seven percent of respondents rated current availability of illicit methadone as difficult, a reduction from the 75% who rated availability as difficult in 2010 (Figure 30). As has been the case since 2006, no respondents considered availability to be very easy although almost a third (29%) considered availability to be easy. Figure 30: Current availability of illicit methadone, % commented, 2003-2011 Source: IDRS participant interviews Of the five participants who commented, three noted no change in availability over the preceding six months and two considered that availability had become more difficult (Figure 31). 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 % c o m m e n te d Dont know Very easy Easy Difficult Very difficult

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