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Table 4 Reasons for being unable to access addition treatment among PWID in Vancouver, Canada (n = 250)

From: Factors associated with inability to access addiction treatment among people who inject drugs in Vancouver, Canada

Reasons Number of reports % of reports
Waiting list 146 58.4
Don’t take couples 20 8.0
Turned down by program 19 7.6
Personal reasons/issues 13 5.2
Communication issues with the program 11 4.4
Behaviour problems 9 3.6
Missed appointments 9 3.6
Program is full 8 3.2
Don’t know of any program 7 2.8
Don’t have type of program I want or need 7 2.8
Can’t afford the fees 7 2.8
Failed too many times 2 0.8
No treatment program nearby 1 0.4
Methadone restrictions within the program 1 0.4
Other (in jail, no pets policy, medical issues, too many rules) 39 15.6
  1. PWID people who inject drugs