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Title: CARAVAN Survey for SAMHSA on Addictions and Recovery Summary Report
Corporate Author: Macro International Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: September 2008
Page Count: 74
Sponsoring Agency: Macro International Inc.
Calverton, MD 20708
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Rockville, MD 20852
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: 280-2003-0016
Sale Source: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20852
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the findings of 11 global questions related to addiction, prevention, recovery, and stigma related to addictions.
Abstract: Findings include: half of all adults 18 and older knew someone in recovery from addiction to alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescriptions; respondents age 65 and older were least likely to state they knew someone in recovery from addiction; and the older a person was, the more likely he/she was to think less of someone who was in recovery, the less likely he/she was to feel comfortable with someone in recovery, and the less likely they were to believe that addictions could be prevented. Less than one-fifth of the respondents agreed that they would think less of a friend or relative in recovery; almost three-quarters of young adults believe that willpower could play a decisive role in recovery from addiction than does the general population; almost two-thirds of respondents agreed that substance addiction could be prevented; and people tended to view addiction to drugs differently than alcohol. Respondents were are more comfortable with someone in recovery for alcohol abuse than drug addiction; females were more likely than males to agree that individuals addicted to illicit drugs were more of a danger to society; and marijuana appeared to be less of an immediate issue with respondents than the other substances. Approximately three-quarters of the population believe that recovery is possible from marijuana, alcohol, and prescription drugs, while only 58 percent believe that a person can fully recover from addiction to other illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamines. Data were collected with a telephone survey from a national sample of 1,010 adults living in private households in the continental United States. Figures, appendices
Main Term(s): Drug research; Public Opinion of Drug Abuse
Index Term(s): Drug therapy; Drug treatment; Drug use; Public Attitudes/Opinion
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