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Table 2 Sources of syringes in the past 6 months (n = 35)

From: Sterile syringe access and disposal among injection drug users newly enrolled in methadone maintenance treatment: a cross-sectional survey

Source Utilized
No. (%)
Primary source
No. (%)
Safe Sources 22 (62.9) 18 (52.9)
   Syringe exchange program 19 (45.7) 14 (40.0)
   Pharmacy 11 (31.4) 4 (11.4)
Unsafe Sources 24 (68.6) 16 (47.0)
   Purchased on street 18 (51.4) 8 (22.9)
   Friends/relatives 15 (42.9) 7 (20.0)
   Spouse/partner 10 (28.6) 1 (2.9)
   Shooting gallery 2 (5.7) 0
   Found 1 (2.9) 0