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Table 2 Characteristics of the substance abuse treatment units

From: A descriptive survey of types, spread and characteristics of substance abuse treatment centers in Nigeria

Total = 31
Variable n %
Location: Geopolitical zone   
   North-Central 5 16.1
   North-East 1 3.2
   North-West 3 9.7
   South-East 3 9.7
   South-South 4 12.9
   South-West 15 48.4
Ownership   
   Federal Government 11 35.5
   State Government 1 3.2
   Non-Governmental Organization 18 58.1
   Private 1 3.2
Building space occupied exclusively by this treatment unit/Program in the fiscal year   
   No building space 2 6.5
   Building space is shared with some other body free of charge 4 12.9
   Rented 10 32.3
   Owned 15 48.4
The unit has a parent organization to which it belongs   
   Yes 16 51.6
Year established   
   Before 1980 2 6.5
   1981 - 1986 1 3.2
   1986 - 1990 4 12.9
   1991 - 1995 1 3.2
   1996 - 2000 6 19.4
   2001 - 2005 6 19.4
   2006 - 2010 11 35.5
Description   
   Specialized residential (e.g. therapeutic community, drug abuse unit standing alone or within a parent hospital) 16 51.6
   Specialized non-residential (e.g. Low threshold/drop-in/street agency/outreach programs) 17 54.8
   Non-Specialized residential (e.g. general hospital) 4 12.9
   Non-Specialized non-residential (e.g. primary health care unit, general outpatient clinic, university counseling unit) 6 19.4
   Treatment unit in Prison 5 16.1