Canadians' select barriers to substance abuse recovery as of 2016

Percentage of Canadians in recovery that cited select barriers to their recovery process in 2016

by John Elflein, last edited Jan 14, 2019
Canadians' select barriers to substance abuse recovery as of 2016 This statistic shows the percentage of recovering substance abuse addicts in Canada that cited select barriers to their recovery from substance use in 2016. According to the survey, 54.9 percent of respondents cited "not being ready, not believing you had a problem, or not believing the problem was serious enough" as a barrier to recovery.
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Percentage of Canadians in recovery that cited select barriers to their recovery process in 2016

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Percentage of respondents
Did not experience any barriers to starting recovery17.4%
Not being ready, not believing you had a problem, or not believing the problem was serious enough54.9%
Being worried about what people would think of you49.7%
Not knowing where to go for help35.8%
Lack of supportive social networks30.4%
Long delays for treatment25%
Lack of professional help for mental health or emotional problems24.1%
Cost of recovery services21.6%
Lack of programs or supports in your community20.4%
Quality of services available in your community19.9%
Not receiving the right treatment for your addiction13%
Not having stable or adequate housing12.6%
Receiving the wrong diagnosis10.8%
Receiving an incomplete diagnosis10.4%
Lack of programs or supports that met your cultural needs5.3%
Lack of programs or supports in your preferred language1.1%
Other3.7%
No response0.1%
Percentage of respondents
Did not experience any barriers to starting recovery17.4%
Not being ready, not believing you had a problem, or not believing the problem was serious enough54.9%
Being worried about what people would think of you49.7%
Not knowing where to go for help35.8%
Lack of supportive social networks30.4%
Long delays for treatment25%
Lack of professional help for mental health or emotional problems24.1%
Cost of recovery services21.6%
Lack of programs or supports in your community20.4%
Quality of services available in your community19.9%
Not receiving the right treatment for your addiction13%
Not having stable or adequate housing12.6%
Receiving the wrong diagnosis10.8%
Receiving an incomplete diagnosis10.4%
Lack of programs or supports that met your cultural needs5.3%
Lack of programs or supports in your preferred language1.1%
Other3.7%
No response0.1%
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by John Elflein, last edited Jan 14, 2019
This statistic shows the percentage of recovering substance abuse addicts in Canada that cited select barriers to their recovery from substance use in 2016. According to the survey, 54.9 percent of respondents cited "not being ready, not believing you had a problem, or not believing the problem was serious enough" as a barrier to recovery.
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