Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

SSP Report 2023 Long Descriptions for Tables and Figures

Table 1: Participating organizations and number of surveys collected by county. Listed here by County, Organization, then number of Surveys. Asotin, Blue Mountain Heart to Heart, 11. Benton, Blue Mountain Heart to Heart, 24. Clallam, Clallam County Health and Human Services, 20. Clark, Clark County Public Health Share Vancouver, 101. Cowlitz, Cowlitz Family Health Center, 12. Ferry, Northeast Tri County Health District, 2. Grant, Grant County Health District, 7. Island, Island County Human Services, 18. Jefferson, Jefferson County Public Health, 19. King, Hepatitis Education Project, People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, Public Health Seattle & King County, 644. Kitsap, People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, 70. Kittitas, Kittitas Public Health, 15. Lewis, Gather Church, 9. Mason, Mason County Public Health and Human Services, 62. Okanogan, Okanogan County Public Health District, 15. Pend Oreille, Northeast Tri County Health District, 1. Pierce, Dave Purchase Project, 78. Skagit, Skagit County Public Health, 79. Snohomish, Sound Pathways, 63. Spokane, Spokane Regional Health District, 86. Stevens, Northeast Tri County Health District, 9. Thurston, Partners in Prevention Education, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, 175. Walla Walla, Blue Mountain Heart to Heart, 51. Whatcom, Whatcom County Health and Community Services, 21. Yakima, Yakima Health District, 5. Total 1667.

Table 2: Demographics of SSP survey respondents. n=1667.
Gender: Man, n=1045, 63%. Woman, n=566, 34%. Trans man, trans woman, or another gender, n=29, 2%. Non-binary, n=24, 2%. Age: 18-21, 38, 2%. 22-25, n=81, 5%. 26-29, n=154, 9%. 30-39, n=571, 34%. 40-49, n=449, 27%. 50-59, n=249, 15%. 60+, n=124, 8*. Race/ethnicity (multiple responses allowed): White, n=1023, 72%. Black/African American, n=205, 12%. American Indian/Alaska Native, n=183, 11%. Latino/Hispanic, n=146, 10%. Another not listed, n=66, 4%. Asian/South Asian, n=47, 3%. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, n=38, 2%. Housing status: Homeless, n=919, 55%. Temporary/unstable, n=419, 25%. Permanent, n=327, 20%. In the last 12 months, have you had sex with… Among men: men 8%, women 67%, no one 27%, partners with other gender identities 2%. Among women: men 77%, women 10%, no one 15%, partners with other gender identities 2%. Among trans/nonbinary/other gender: men 30%, women 33%, no one 20%, partners with other gender identities 46%.

Table 4: Substances used in past week compared to “main drug” n=1667. Methamphetamine: Used in past week: 1484 (89%). Identified as main drug: 650, 39%. Fentanyl: Used in past week: 1018 (61%). Identified as main drug: 648 (39%). Powder or crack cocaine: Used in past week: 398 (24%). Identified as main drug: 70 (4%). Heroin: Used in past week: 267 (16%) Identified as main drug: 108 (7%). Benzodiazepines: Used in past week: 178 (11%). Identified as main drug: 4 (less than 1%). Meth and fentanyl used together [4]: Used in past week: not applicable. Identified as main drug: 94 (6%).

Table 6: Use of drug checking technologies/services, n=1667. In the last three months have you: Used test strips to check what’s in your drugs? Respondents from SSPs with FTIR drug checking (n=893): 36%. Respondents without (n=769): 39%. Used a drug checking program where someone else tests your drugs with a machine or has samples sent to a lab? Respondents from SSPs with FTIR drug checking: 17%. Respondents without: 5%. Would you be interested in having your drugs tested here with a machine or test strips? Yes: Respondents from SSPs with FTIR drug checking: 67%. Respondents without: 54%. No: Respondents with FTIR drug checking: 24%. Respondents without: 35%. Not sure: Respondents with FTIR drug checking: 9%. Respondents without: 11%