42 Percent of Millennials Know Someone Who Has Dealt With Opioid Addiction

A poll of young adults finds 42 percent say they know someone who has dealt with an opioid addiction, according to NBC News.

The poll of 18-to-34-year-olds found 17 percent know someone in their immediate family who has been affected by the opioid crisis. White men and women are more likely than other groups to say they have witnessed the opioid crisis up close. Among white millennials, 54 percent said they know someone who has dealt with an opioid addiction, compared with 30 percent of African-Americans, 26 percent of Asian-Americans and 23 percent of Latinos in the same age group.

Among millennials who are Republican, 48 percent say they know someone who has dealt with opioid addiction, compared with 42 percent of Democrats and 37 of Independents. Millennials living in the Northeast are more likely than those living in other regions to say they know someone who has dealt with opioid addiction.

Heroin & the Opioid Epidemic: From Understanding to Action

Heroin and other opioids are ravaging communities across America. Heroin-related deaths increased by more than five times between 2010 and 2017, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are seeing a sharp rise as well. The time to take action against the epidemic is now.

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