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Rx Summit 2020 Quiz: Stigma

RTI surveyed U.S. adults about their knowledge and opinions related to prescription opioids, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and stigma toward people addicted to opioids as well as the health care providers who care for them; the following questions are based on responses from this survey.

Source for all: Lefebvre, C., Squiers, L., Adams, E. T., Nyblade, L., West, S., & Bann, C. (2019). Stigma and prescription opioid addiction and treatment: A national survey. Society of Behavioral Medicine 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. Retrieved from https://osf.io/uwhcn/

The Data Story

Stigma writes its own story about how people become addicted to prescription opioids and how doctors and society should treat them. It’s a story that breaks how we relate to each other, and it’s a massive barrier to helping those impacted by the crisis. The narrative also doesn’t stop at social stigma; systematic stigma is reflected in policy that impedes access to proven benefits, including medication-assisted treatment and harm reduction interventions—such as safe consumption sites and syringe services programs.

RTI is working to understand, dismantle and dispel opioid-related stigma by


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Question 1 of 6

What percentage of Americans think some people “lack the self-discipline” to use prescription opioids without becoming addicted to them?

Question 2 of 6

What percentage think that people addicted to prescription opioids are more dangerous than the general population?

Question 3 of 6

What percentage think landlords should be allowed to deny housing to a person addicted to prescription opioids?

Question 4 of 6

What percentage think employers should be allowed to deny employment to a person addicted to prescription opioids?

Question 5 of 6

What percentage believe that medication-assisted treatment substitutes one addiction for another?

Question 6 of 6

What percentage of Americans would not want to see a doctor if that doctor also treated patients who are addicted to prescription opioids?