Recovery

Approximately three out of four of American believe that recover is possible from substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana.*

Two out of three Americans believe that treatment and support can people with mental illnesses lead normal lives.**

* Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (n.d). Americans Believe in Prevention and Recovery From Addiction. CARAVAN Fact Sheet. Retrieved August 30, 2012, from http://www.samhsa.gov/Attitudes/CARAVAN_Factsheet.pdf, p. 3.

** U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2006). National Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Campaign: What a Difference and Friend Makes (SMA07-4257). Retrieved September 21, 2012, from http://www.samhsa.gov/MentalHealth/SMA07-4257.pdf, p. 3.