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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)


NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets; Reports; PublicationNT




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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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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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