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Table 32: Drug Abuse Problems Affecting Capacity to Meet Basic Needs No. Proportion of Survey Respondents to this Question Proportion of All Survey Respondents Always able to meet basic needs 8 32% 3.1% Sometimes unable to meet basic needs 12 48% 4.7% Frequently unable to meet basic needs 5 20% 1.9% Total 25 100% 9.8% The majority of these households (65%, n=17) who had a member with a drug/substance abuse problem in 2014 had sought assistance from specialist services in the past 12 months. This is consistent with the results from the 2010 survey where 65% of respondents with a drug-using household member had also accessed specialist services. Consistent with the 2010 survey, in 2014 the most common type of specialist assistance sought for this group of respondents was counselling / case management (42.3%, n=11). Compared to 2010 (2.5%, n=1), a larger number of the respondents in 2014 with a drug-using household member had sought assistance with housing-related services (34.6%, n=9). TABLE 33: HOUSEHOLDS WITH DRUG ABUSE PROBLEMS ACCESSING SPECIALIST SERVICES Type of assistance No. Proportion Counselling/Case Management 11 42.3% Housing 9 34.6% Legal 7 26.9% Mental Health 7 26.9% Utility Relief Grants 6 23.1% Housing advice / assistance 5 19.2% Financial 4 15.4% Employment / Retraining 3 11.5% Educational 3 11.5% Social security advice 3 11.5% Total (accessing any type of specialist service) 17 65.4% 44