Survery on Addictions in The U.S.
AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted a national survey in which they surveyed 1,042 American adults on their attitudes toward substance use and addiction treatment in the United States. The survey found that the substance which Americans believe to be the largest problem in their neighborhoods is alcohol. Of those surveyed, 76 percent claimed alcohol was the most problematic in the community, 67 percent thought painkillers were, and fifty-three percent thought heroin was. Overall, 62 percent said that at least one of the substances was a problem in their communities. In addiction, seven out of 10 people surveyed thought that their communities were not putting forth enough effort to improving addiction treatment.
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