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Table 3 Issues most impacting employment

From: Having a voice and saving lives: a qualitative survey on employment impacts of people with lived experience of drug use working in harm reduction

Issues that most impact ‘peer’ work Participant responses (n = 50) %
Stigma 28 56
Health issues 19 38
Unequal work environment 21 42
Pay differences for ‘peers’ 26 52
Lack of benefits 26 52
Lack of salary 27 54
Safety 14 28
Trauma (from front line work during the overdose crisis) 25 50
Social assistance (welfare/disability) impacting pay amounts 18 36
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