Christie compares today's opioid epidemic to AIDS crisis in '80s
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on ABC's This Week (ABC/Screenshot)

ATLANTIC CITY -- Addressing a conference of addiction treatment professionals Friday, Gov. Chris Christie said the state's opioid addiction epidemic reminds him of another disease outbreak: the HIV and AIDS crisis in the 1980s. "There's a lot of similarities," he said. "People who are in denial about the lives that are being lost; certain value judgements…