Half of all lifetime cases of Mental and Substance use disorders begin at age 14; three out of four by age 243.
The first symptoms typically precede a mental and/or substance use disorder by two to four years,4 offering a window of opportunity to intervene early and often.
Of individuals with chronic dependence who achieved sustained recovery, the majority did so after participating in treatment:5
Between 70% and 90% of individuals with mental illness experience a significant reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life with treatments and supports.6
Approximately three out of four of American believe that recover is possible from substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana.7
Two out of three Americans believe that treatment and support can people with mental illnesses lead normal lives.8
1,405 Recovery Month events were held in 2012, reaching about 1.5 million people
SAMHSA's National Helpline
Provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance abuse disorders, prevention, treatment, and recovery in English and Spanish
For more information on Recovery Month and services available to people in need, please refer to http://www.recoverymonth.gov