Survey: Nearly Half of Americans Have a Family Member or Close Friend Who’s Been Addicted to Drugs


It’s a statistic that shows America’s drug addiction crisis is truly an epidemic.


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This is America on a drug addiction epidemic: Nearly half of US adults have a close friend or family member who’s been addicted to drugs.

That comes from a Pew survey of US adults conducted in August, which found that 46 percent meet the criteria.

This is what an epidemic looks like: So many people are exposed to drug addiction that nearly half of Americans have a personal experience to speak of. This seems to cut across sex, race, age, education levels, and even partisan lines — no matter how you break it down, a bulk of US adults know someone who has been addicted to drugs.

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