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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

73 6.4 Injecting risk behaviours 6.4.1 Sharing of injecting equipment among participants and related behaviours Eighteen percent of participants reported using some type of injecting equipment (other than needles) after someone else, a slight increase from 14% in 2010. Table 53 demonstrates that with the exception of sharing spoons/mixing containers, there was a low rate of using injecting equipment after someone else. Table 53: Proportion of participants reporting using injecting equipment after someone else in the month preceding interview, 2007-2011 2007 N=106 2008 N=103 2009 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 Spoons/mixing containers 30 21 36 13 15 Filters 13 9 23 1 4 Tourniquets 21 20 28 6 8 Water 13 10 22 1 1 Someone used needle after you 7 9 3 4 8 You used needle after someone 8 8 5 3 3 Source: IDRS participant interviews Table 54 shows that 28% of participants had reused their own needles at least once, a decrease from the 45% who reported re-using their own needles in 2010. Table 54: Reuse of own needles, 2008-2011 (%) Number of times 2008 N=98 2009 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 No times 58 63 54 70 Once 5 12 16 11 Twice 13 11 14 9 3-5 times 13 8 12 7 6-10 times 5 2 2 1 More than 10 times 5 4 1 0 Source: IDRS participant interviews


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