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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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48 Seventy-eight percent (78%, Table 32) of the sample could comment on the recent changes in morphine price. Of those that could comment, over three-quarters (76%, 59% of entire sample) believed that the price of morphine had remained stable in the six months prior. 8.1.2 Availability Over half of the IDU who commented reported morphine as easy (54%, Figure 35) to obtain, with an decreased proportion this year rating it as very easy to obtain (15%) and a higher proportion rating it as difficult (18%). Morphine availability appears to have been consistently easy since 2002. Figure 35: Current availability of morphine, % commented, 2003-2005 4 16 52 25 3 6 24 55 15 0 13 15 54 18 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Dont know Very easy Easy Difficult Very difficult % c om m en te d 2003 (n=73) 2004 (n=99) 2005 (n=83) Source: IDRS IDU interviews Figure 36: Change in availability of morphine in the last 6 months, % commented, 2005 8 24 52 2 13 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Dont know More difficult Stable Easier Fluctuates % c om m en te d 2005 (n=83) Source: IDRS IDU interviews

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