Changing attitudes towards addiction? We've got a long way to go
Here’s the skinny from a recent national survey: More Americans see opioid addiction as a significant issue for their community today than in 2016; and 13 percent have lost a relative or close friend to opioid overdose. Still, 44 percent say opioid addiction indicates a lack of willpower or discipline and 32 percent say it is caused by a character defect or bad parenting. What other beliefs are revealed by the survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research?