Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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   What is Recovery

        If you are one of the many people who completed the "What Is Recovery?" survey several months ago, please be alert now for a follow-up email or phone call from the Research Project. 

        Only those who agreed to be recontacted will hear from MyLifeNow@phi.org with the subject line "Online survey." The email will have the unique personal link to your copy of the survey--you'll need this link. If you receive a phone call, the project representative will say they are calling "on behalf of a national health survey." (The project's Ethics Board allows this follow-up email or phone call to be sent only once, so it's important that you follow up as previously agreed. It might be helpful to check your spam box occasionally.)

        The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) partnered in 2012 in conducting this national Survey on "What Is Recovery?," the largest and most diverse study of its kind. A goal is to develop a way of measuring recovery based on how it is experienced by those who actually live it. Preliminary results on such topics as respondents' pathways to and duration of recovery, substance of choice, demographics, and quality of life are available on the Study website here.

        The results of this research project can reduce the stigma that confronts people in recovery and often hinders their ability to achieve their goals.
About The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. is a private nonprofit prevention, education, advocacy, and intervention organization, providing a wide range of services to families, schools, businesses, individuals, and the community. Founded in 1975, The Council serves the Southeast region of Pennsylvania and is a member of a nationwide network of National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Affiliates. The Council has offices and Recovery Community Centers in Doylestown, New Britain, Bristol, and Philadelphia. For help with alcohol, tobacco or other substances, or for information on the disease of alcoholism and addiction, call800-221-6333, toll-free, 24-hours a day. For more information, please click here.
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