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Public Opinion Study: Addiction vs. Mental Illness - prepared for drugrehab.org by LLPR Media Relations.

LLPR interviewed the following sources for this article:

Colleen L. Barry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Patty McCarthy Metcalf, MS
Executive Director
Faces & Voices of Recovery

Kim Stalcup, MPA
Person in Long-Term Recovery from Drug Addiction

The costs of addiction are well documented but the potential benefits of recovery are less well known. Similarly, substance use issues among both active duty military personnel and veterans are well known but their recovery experiences remain under-investigated. Further, little is known about whether and how addiction and recovery experiences differ between veterans and non veterans.

Faces & Voices first-ever nationwide survey of persons in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs was conducted by Alexandre Laudet, PhD and documents dramatic improvements in all areas of life for people in recovery from addiction.

Faces & Voices Community Listening Forum Toolkit has all of the information you'll need to organize an event in your community.

Tips for meetings with elected officials, building relationships with helpful tips and do's and don'ts.

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