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Table 2 Beliefs about causes of and labels for addiction

From: How is acceptance of the brain disease model of addiction related to Australians’ attitudes towards addicted individuals and treatments for addiction?

  Alcohol Heroin
  Agree Disagree Neutral/Don’t know Agree Disagree Neutral/Don’t know
Biological 48.1% 23.5% 28.3% 34.8% 31.7% 33.4%
Social-Environment 49.4% 16.5% 34.0% 33.0% 27.5% 39.5%
Character 59.6% 29.5% 10.9% 62.1% 24.9% 13.1%
Addiction is a brain disease 33.8% 40.9% 24.9% 32.8% 43.9% 22.7%
Addiction is a disease 66.6% 24% 9.3% 53.2% 35.7% 10.6%