NT Drug Trends 2015: 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 2015 Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) results for the Northern Territory (NT). This is the fourteenth year this study has been conducted in the NT.

In 2015, the Illicit Drug Reporting System Project was supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants Fund. The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Australia, coordinated the IDRS. The IDRS team would like to thank the Australian Government Department of Health for their continued assistance and support throughout the year.
 
The IDRS analyses data from a survey of people who inject drugs (PWID, referred to in this report as participants or respondents), a survey of key experts (KE) and secondary illicit drug-related indicator data in order to monitor the price, purity and availability of a range of illicit drugs. The IDRS also identifies emerging drug trends through comparison of results obtained in previous years.