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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

78 Health KE 4 There is a problem with intravenous benzodiazepine use, especially Xanax. Doctors prescribe benzodiazepines more readily than morphine. Our unit has seen 10-15 fingers lost by clients over the past 12 months. Health KE 5 Intoxication with benzodiazepines on top of opiate use is the main health risk with Opiate Pharmacotherapy Program clients. Health KE 6 The biggest problem is concurrent use of opiates and benzodiazepines and this continues to be of great concern. I do not believe the problem is increasing substantially but it remains a significant problem in terms of safety. Health KE 7 Xanax is a real worry, see loss of digits in the hospital. Most concerning is benzodiazepine use by opiate users. I have seen a minimum of five people at Royal Darwin Hospital with injection-related injuries leading to loss of body parts. Health KE 8 There are significant health implications associated with intravenous use of benzodiazepines, mainly Xanax.


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