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Table 2 Descriptive information from the Barriers to Treatment Inventory

From: Barriers to addiction treatment among formerly incarcerated adults with substance use disorders

  Mean SD Disagree n (%) Uncertain n (%) Agree n (%)
Absence of Problem 2.6 1.1    
I do not think I have a problem with drugs 3 1.5 12 (42.8) 4 (14.3) 12 (42.8)
No one has told me I have a problem with drugs 2.5 1.5 17 (60.7) 3 (10.7) 8 (28.6)
My drug use is not causing any problems 2.7 1.6 15 (53.5) 4 (14.3) 9 (32.2)
I do not think treatment will make my life better 2.3 1.2 18 (64.3) 6 (21.4) 4 (14.3)
I can handle my drug use on my own 2.9 1.4 12 (42.8) 8 (28.6) 8 (28.6)
I do not think I need treatment 2.5 1.3 17 (60.7) 4 (14.3) 7 (25.0)
Negative Social Support 1.8 0.5    
I will lose my friends if I go to treatment 1.8 0.7 23 (82.1) 5 (17.9) 0
Friends tell me not to go to treatment 2.0 1.0 23 (82.1) 2 (7.1) 3 (10.7)
People will think badly of me if I go to treatment 1.8 0.6 25 (89.3) 3 (10.7) 0
Someone in my family does not want me to go to treatment 1.6 0.6 26 (92.9) 2 (7.1) 0
My family will be embarrassed or ashamed if I go to treatment 1.5 0.6 26 (92.9) 2 (7.1) 0
Fear of Treatment 1.9 0.8    
I have had a bad experience with treatment 2.1 1.2 21 (75.0) 2 (7.1) 5 (17.8)
I am afraid what might happen in treatment 1.9 0.9 23 (82.1) 3 (10.7) 2 (7.1)
I am afraid of the people I might see in treatment 1.8 0.9 23 (82.1) 3 (10.7) 2 (7.1)
I am too embarrassed or ashamed to go to treatment 1.8 0.9 23 (82.1) 3 (10.7) 2 (7.1)
Privacy Concerns 2.7 1.2    
I do not like to talk in groups 2.6 1.4 18 (64.3) 1 (3.6) 9 (32.2)
I hate being asked personal questions 2.6 1.3 17 (60.7) 3 (10.7) 8 (28.6)
I do not like to talk about my personal life with other people 2.8 1.3 16 (57.2) 2 (7.1) 10 (35.7)
Time Conflict 2.2 0.9    
I have things to do at home that make it hard for me to get to treatment 2.1 1.0 21 (75.0) 3 (10.7) 4 (14.3)
It will be hard for me to find a treatment program that fits my schedule 2.3 1.0 17 (60.7) 8 (28.6) 3 (10.7)
Poor Treatment Availability 2.0 0.9    
I am moving too far away to get treatment 2.0 1.0 23 (82.1) 3 (10.7) 2 (7.1)
I do not know where to go for treatment 1.9 0.8 22 (78.6) 5 (17.9) 1 (3.6)
I have difficulty getting to and from treatment 2.1 1.2 20 (71.4) 2 (7.1) 6 (21.5)
Admission Difficulty 2.6 1.1    
I will have to be on a waiting list for treatment 2.7 1.2 12 (42.8) 8 (28.6) 8 (28.6)
I have to go through too many steps to get into treatment 2.5 1.1 16 (57.1) 6 (21.4) 6 (21.5)
  1. 1 Strongly disagree, 3 uncertain, 5 strongly agree. “Disagree” includes responses to both “Disagree” and “Strongly Disagree”. “Agree” includes responses to both “Agree” and “Strongly Agree”
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