Most Americans Say Substance Abuse Is A Serious Problem In Their Community, Survey Finds

The AP (3/25, Pane, Swanson) reported that 62% of Americans “said that at least one type of substance use was a serious problem in their communities,” while 43% “said they have a relative or close friend with substance abuse issues,” according to a survey by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Chicago. The AP described the survey results as demonstrating “a feeling that drugs are a pervasive problem, with many seeing friends or relatives ravaged by drugs and believing that treatment options need to be improved for addicts while punishment needs to be fierce for dealers.”

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— “AP-NORC POLL: MOST AMERICANS SEE DRUGS AS A BIG PROBLEM,” Lisa marie Pane and Emily Swanson, Associated Press, March 25, 2016.

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