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Table 3 Self-reported reasons for not using drug checking services among PWUD in Vancouver (n = 665)

From: Factors associated with drug checking service utilization among people who use drugs in a Canadian setting

Reasons N %
Not interested in knowing the drug contents* 220 33.1
No alternatives (fentanyl in everything, dope sick, desperate) 159 23.9
Unaware of service 157 23.6
Service wasn’t easily accessible (location, times, etc.) 83 12.5
Use known source/dealer 17 2.6
Rarely use drugs 10 1.5
Use stimulants 3 0.5
Plan to use drug checking 3 0.5
Other 13 2.0
  1. *Refers to any type of drug
  2. Participants could provide more than one response