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Table 1 Study participants’ characteristics (N = 54)

From: Youth substance use service provider’s perspectives on use and service access in ontario: time to reframe the discourse

Characteristics % (n)
Geographic Locationa  
 Central Ontario 22% (12)
 Northern Ontario 20% (11)
 Other 57% (31)
Service Provider Role
 Addiction counsellor 43% (23)
 Program Director 19% (10)
 Program Manager 11% (6)
 Intake Coordinator/Specialist 7% (4)
 Program Coordinator 6% (3)
 Clinical Supervisor 4% (2)
 Addictions Physicians/Clinicians 4% (2)
 Clinical Coordinator/Specialist 2% (1)
 Outreach Specialist 2% (1)
 Clinical Social Worker 2% (1)
 Youth Addictions Worker 2% (1)
Service Capacityb
  ≥ 51 57% (31)
  ≤ 50 43% (23)
Most Commonly Used Substances
 Cannabis 94% (51)
 Alcohol 81% (44)
 Cocaine 31% (17)
 Tobacco 30% (16)
 Opioids 19% (10)
Service Enrolment Eligibility Age Mean (12 years)
Oldest Age Eligible for Service Mean (24 years)
  1. Note: Categories are not mutually exclusive
  2. aBased on the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) classification system
  3. bNumber of youth that access the service in a given month