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Survey: 1 in 5 know someone who has been addicted to opioids

Jessie Hellmann | The Hill
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One in 5 Americans personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids, according to a survey released by the Federal Reserve Tuesday.

Exposure to opioid addiction was more common among whites, at all education levels, than minorities, the survey found.

These results were part of the Federal Reserve's annual report on the economic well-being of U.S. households.

To understand how the opioid crisis relates to economic well-being, the survey asked questions related to opioids for the first time, the report said.

It found that white adults were twice as likely to be personally exposed to opioid addiction as black or Hispanic adults.