Thursday, July 26, 2012

Web-Based Recovery Study Seeks Participants

By Join Together Staff | July 25, 2012 | 1 Comment | Filed in Addiction,Alcohol, Drugs, Recovery & Research

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is seeking people in recovery from an alcohol or drug problem to participate in a web-based survey. The researchers hope the study will help dispel the stigma that those in recovery face.

The goal of the “What is Recovery” study is to develop a definition of recovery that reflects the wide range of people who say they are in recovery, or recovered, or used to have a problem but do not now, or are in medication-assisted recovery.

The first part of the study included 238 people who completed online surveys, and 54 who completed in-depth telephone interviews. The second phase of the study contains 47 possible definitions of recovery, which were developed based on the study’s first phase. The researchers hope to reach more than 10,000 people with Phase 2 of the study, to obtain as many perspectives on their definitions of recovery as possible.

The researchers hope to answer questions such as whether recovery requires abstinence, whether someone can be “in recovery” if they are still drinking or using, and if recovery is more than just being clean and sober.

People participating in the study, conducted by the Alcohol Research Group, do not have to provide any personal identifying information. The researchers will not be able to identify participants. Answers to the web survey are confidential. To participate, you must be at least 18, and consider yourself as being in recovery from an alcohol or drug problem. Visit the “What is Recovery” website to take the online survey.

1 comment:

    I am a little discouraged this morning. I posted that I had entered a speaking/writing contest. Outside of this FB Page, I have never spoken publicly about addiction.
    I received an email noting the people receiving the most votes. Although my video is more compelling than most, I didn't make the list. It takes about 9 minutes to view the video and another couple to vote.
    Would you please vote on my behalf. It is a great cause and would give me an oppportunity to go back to work (unemployed right now) and do something I love!
    Here is the link where you can view all or just view mine and vote - VOTE FOR SPEAKER ID 131.
    Thanking you in advance for your time. I greatly appreciate it.