Approximately 66% of Americans believe that treatment and support can help people with mental illnesses lead normal lives.*

Approximately 75% of the population believe that recovery is possible from addiction to alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana.**

* US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (2006). National Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign: What a Difference a Friend Makes (SMA07-4257). Retreived September 21, 2011 from, p. 2.

** Office of Communications, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), (2008). Fact Sheet CARAVAN® Survey for SAMHSA on addictions and recovery. Rockville MO: Office of communications, SAMHA. Retrieved September 1, 2011 from, p. 2.