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

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Title

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

Collection

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

Date

2006

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Notes

Date:2006

Language

English

Subject

Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Statistics -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Place of publication

Sydney

Series

NDARC technical report ; no. 243

ISBN

0733423469

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/226817

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/678172

Page content

i TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES .................................................................................................................... iii LIST OF FIGURES ................................................................................................................... V ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ........................................................................................................vii ABBREVIATIONS................................................................................................................. viii EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................................... ix 1.0 INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Study Aims................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 METHOD ....................................................................................................................2 2.1 Survey of injecting drug users (IDU)........................................................................2 2.2 Survey of key experts (KE) ........................................................................................2 2.3 Other indicators.........................................................................................................3 3.0 RESULTS .....................................................................................................................5 3.1 Overview of the IDU sample.....................................................................................5 3.2 Drug use history and current drug use .....................................................................6 4.0 HEROIN......................................................................................................................9 4.1 Price ...........................................................................................................................9 4.2 Availability............................................................................................................... 10 4.3 Purity ....................................................................................................................... 11 4.4 Use........................................................................................................................... 12 4.5 Heroin-related harms .............................................................................................. 14 4.6 Trends in heroin use................................................................................................ 15 4.7 Summary of heroin trends ....................................................................................... 15 5.0 METHAMPHETAMINE............................................................................................... 16 5.1 Price ......................................................................................................................... 16 5.2 Availability............................................................................................................... 17 5.3 Purity .......................................................................................................................20 5.4 Use...........................................................................................................................22 5.5 Methamphetamine-related harms...........................................................................26 5.6 Trends in methamphetamine use ...........................................................................29 5.7 Summary of methamphetamine trends...................................................................29 6.0 COCAINE ..................................................................................................................30 6.1 Price .........................................................................................................................30 6.2 Availability............................................................................................................... 31 6.3 Purity .......................................................................................................................32 6.4 Use...........................................................................................................................33 6.5 Cocaine-related harms.............................................................................................34 6.6 Trends in cocaine use..............................................................................................36 6.7 Summary of cocaine trends .....................................................................................36 7.0 CANNABIS.................................................................................................................37 7.1 Price .........................................................................................................................37 7.2 Availability...............................................................................................................38 7.3 Potency ....................................................................................................................40 7.4 Use...........................................................................................................................42 7.5 Cannabis-related harms ..........................................................................................44 7.6 Trends in cannabis use............................................................................................45