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NT drug trends 2005 : findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)



NT drug trends 2005 : findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)


Northern Territory drug trends; E-Journals; PublicationNT; NDARC technical report ; no. 243




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10 The bulk of those able to comment did not know how the price of heroin had changed over the prior six months (43%, 11% of entire sample, Table 5). A large proportion (32%, 8% of entire sample) stated that heroin prices had been stable. 4.2 Availability Most of those able to comment in 2005 rated heroin as difficult to obtain in Darwin (50%, Figure 1), with a large increase from 0% in 2004 to 21% in 2005 rating heroin as very difficult to obtain. 2003 figures are not presented as only five people could comment on heroin availability. Figure 1: IDU reports of current availability of heroin, 2004-2005 15 0 26 59 0 14 0 14 50 21 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Dont know Very easy Easy Difficult Very difficult % c om m en te d 2004 (n=27) 2005 (n=28) Source: IDRS IDU interviews Figure 2: IDU reports of change in availability of heroin in the past six months, 2004-2005 29 21 46 0 4 0 10 20 30 40 50 Dont know More difficult Stable Easier Fluctuates % c om m en te d 2005 (n=28) Source: IDRS IDU interviews

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