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Table 6 Beliefs relating to stigma, discrimination and dangerousness

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

  Alcohol Heroin
  Affirmative (%) Negative (%) Mean score (AMIQ) Affirmative (%) Negative (%) Mean score (AMIQ)
John’s/Peter’s career will be damaged by his alcohol/heroin addiction 96.2 3.8 −1.29 98.9 1.1 −1.63
I would be comfortable if John/Peter was my colleague at work 38.5 61.5 −0.31 18.0 82.0 −0.87
I would be comfortable inviting John/Peter to a dinner party 42.9 57.1 −0.22 20.7 79.3 −0.83
How likely do you think it would be for John’s/Peter’s wife to leave him? 92.2 7.8 −1.07 97.3 2.7 −1.43
How likely do you think it would be for John/Peter to get in trouble with the law? 92.3 7.7 −1.21 98.9 1.1 −1.71