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Table 2 Substance use related characteristics of the respondents

From: Psychosocial problems among individuals with substance use disorders in drug rehabilitation centers, Nepal

n = 204
Substance use related characteristics Frequency Percentage
Age of initiation of substance use
  < 15 years 44 21.6
 15–19 110 53.9
 20–24 30 14.7
  ≥ 25 20 9.8
 Mean age ± SD 17.6 ± 5.22 years   
 Min. – Max. 9–57 years   
Types of substance usea
 Alcohol 153 75.0
 Cannabis 115 56.3
 Opiates 97 47.6
 Tranquilizers 77 37.8
 Stimulants (Cocaine, Amphetamines) 21 10.2
 Inhalants 20 9.9
 Hallucinogens 7 3.4
Licit and illicit substance user
 Licit substance (alcohol) user only 63 30.9
 Any illicit substance user 50 24.5
 Both licit and illicit substance user 91 44.6
Frequency of substance use
 Once or less time/day 6 2.9
 2 times/day 34 16.7
 3 times/day 43 21.1
 More than 3 times/day 121 59.3
Mode of substance use
 Injecting 53 26
 Non- Injecting 151 74
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