66% believe addiction can be “cured.” The American Medical Association, meanwhile, recognizes addiction as a chronic disease that can be successfully managed.
18% believe recovery is hopeless if a relapse occurs after treatment.
55% believe a person with addiction would not be able to perform well at work.
50% of parents say they would be very or somewhat uncomfortable around a son or daughter’s fiancé if the fiancé was two or more years into recovery and sober; 43% of parents hold such views toward a child’s teacher and 47% of total adults surveyed responded as such regarding a primary care physician.
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