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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

74 6.4.2 Location of injections Consistent with previous years, the vast majority (92%) reported a private home as the last location for injecting drugs (Table 55). Table 55: Proportion of participants reporting last location for injection in the month preceding interview, 2007-2011 2007 N=106 2008 N=103 2009 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 Private home 96 98 90 92 92 Street/carpark/beach 2 1 2 2 3 Other public area - 0 3 0 0 Car 0 1 0 2 3 Public toilet 1 0 2 2 1 Other 1 0 0 2 1 Source: IDRS participant interviews Ninety-five percent of participants sourced needles from an NSP in the six months prior to interview, continuing the trend observed in previous years (Table 56). Table 56: Source of needles in last six months, 2008-2011 (%) Needle source 2008 N=103 2009 N=99 2010 N=99 2011 N=98 NSP 93 95 98 95 NSP vending machine 0 1 0 0 Chemist 5 4 0 3 Partner 0 0 0 2 Friend 10 0 4 4 Dealer 5 0 0 0 Hospital 0 0 0 0 Outreach/peer worker 0 0 0 0 Other 1 0 0 1 Source: IDRS participant interviews Table 57 shows that over two-thirds of the sample identified an arm as the last injection site, injecting on a median of 14 occasions in past two weeks. Participants obtained a median of 50 needles/syringes on a median of 2 occasions in the past two weeks. Table 57: Injection site and needle use characteristics, 2011 Last site of injection (%) n=95 Arm 68 Leg 10 Hand 10 Foot 7 Groin 3 Neck 1 Other 1 Median times injected last 2 weeks 14 Median times obtained needles/syringes last 2 weeks 2 Median no. of needles/syringes obtained last 2 weeks 50


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