NT Drug Trends 2009: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)

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Author: C. Moon

Resource Type: Drug Trends Jurisdictional Reports

This report presents the results of the 2008 Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) for the Northern Territory (NT). This was the ninth year that the IDRS had been conducted in the NT.

The IDRS is co-ordinated by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales. It is jointly funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and by the National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF).

The IDRS combines data from a survey of injecting drug users (IDU) (referred to in this report as 'participants' or 'respondents'), a survey of key experts (KE) and the collation of illicit drug-related indicator data to monitor the price, purity and availability of a range of illicit drug classes and to identify emerging trends in illicit drug use and the illicit drug market.