Comic Book Provides Hopeful Message of Substance Use Recovery
People Recover is a new resource from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. People Recover uses a comic book format to tell the story of two people, Hal and Nikki, who abuse substances and who are also affected by anxiety and depression, respectively. Because of their co-occurring addictions and mental disorders, their relationship suffers, and they struggle in their professional work. Each also faces a personal crisis. With the help of friends, professionals, and each other, Hal and Nikki begin their individual paths to recovery. People Recover, in its easy-to-read comic book format, presents a hopeful message of recovery for individuals with a substance use disorder and a mental illness.