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Treatment barriers in substance abuse treatment are an obstacle to drug addicts accessing the help they need.

Factors involved can include:

  • Fear of treatment such as ECT, needles dental pain etc.
  • Concerns around privacy. eg not wanting to go onto mixed sex wards.
  • Concerns over confidentiality.
  • Fear of stigma
  • Fear of other people in the treatment facility
  • Bad previous experience of treatments and or their settings.

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