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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.

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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

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Parent handle

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

Citation address

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

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32 Again, only very small numbers could comment on the source and time taken for cocaine score. Currently, those IDU who can score cocaine in the NT obtain it from a street dealer, dealers home or a friend, and one person obtained it from a mobile dealer (Table 20). The median time to score was 23 minutes. Table 20: Usual source and median time for recent score of cocaine by IDU, 2003-2005 2003 (n=1) 2004 (n=8) 2005 (n=7) Street dealer 0 25 29 Dealers home 0 0 29 Friend 100 63 29 Mobile dealer 0 13 1 Gift from friend 0 0 0 Time to score (median mins) 15 39 23 Source: IDRS IDU interviews 6.3 Purity Of those that could comment this year, most rated cocaine purity as medium (44%) or high (33%, Figure 22), which is consistent with last years pattern. Figure 22: Current purity of cocaine, % commented, 2003-2005 100 0 0 0 0 20 20 40 20 0 22 33 44 0 0 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Dont know High Medium Low Fluctuates % c om m en te d 2003 (n=13) 2004 (n=10) 2005 (n=9) Source: IDRS IDU interviews Most of the nine IDU who could comment did not know about the recent change in cocaine purity; however, a third (33%) thought it had been stable over the previous six months (Figure 23).