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Table 3 Barriers to methamphetamine treatment seeking

From: Treatment utilization and barriers to treatment: Results of a survey of dependent methamphetamine users

Barriers n (%) (n = 68)
Wanted to attempt to withdraw on own 35 (52%)
Didn't know how to access treatment 28 (41%)
Wanted to keep using 26 (38%)
Unaware of the available treatment options 26 (38%)
Embarrassed or felt stigma attached to treatment 22 (32%)
Lack of support 21 (31%)
Cost/financial difficulties 14 (21%)
Work commitments 13 (19%)
Too hard to get into treatment 13 (19%)
Waiting lists too long/didn't want to wait 12 (18%)
Little confidence in effectiveness 8 (12%)
Treatment goals not compatible with personal goals 8 (12%)