The price tag of alcohol and drugs: it's a family affair
Who knew?? Gallup pollsters routinely analyze lots of different kinds of attitudes and behaviors. Now, they’re delivering some bad news about alcohol, drugs and families. Here’s a snapshot of their recent findings:
• Thirty-seven percent of Americans say drinking has caused family troubles. This reading matches Gallup's historical high from July 2004 for this question, which has been asked consistently since 1974.
• Thirty percent of Americans say that drug abuse has caused trouble in their families. This is a significant increase from 22% in 2005, the last time Gallup asked the question. What’s behind this surge? Find out if the nation's opioid epidemic is taking an increasing toll on American families.
Learn more about the poll and the price tag of drug and alcohol abuse.