Tuesday, February 24, 2015

 Women for Sobriety, Inc.
"What Is Recovery?" Project - Finished Results
Dear Members of WFS, Inc.,
Two years ago, we encouraged you to contribute your definition of recovery to the “What Is Recovery?” project.  As the result of your overwhelming response, the survey team now has information about how recovery is defined from 9,341 people who used to have a problem with alcohol or drugs.  This is the largest study of its kind in the world, ever.  Thank you!  The survey team could not have done it without your help.

After four years of work, we are finally able to share the results from this study:  argintranet.org/whatisrecovery/?q=node/6.  Based on the results of the online survey completed by 9,341 people (argintranet.org/whatisrecovery/?q=node/9) from different pathways to recovery, we now have a very specific definition of recovery - and it is one that clearly demonstrates the many positive "ways of being" that define recovery.  Here are a few examples of the elements of recovery:

Recovery is...
> being honest with myself
> being able to enjoy life without drinking or using drugs like I used to
> living a life that contributes to society, to your family or to your betterment
> being the kind of person that people can count on
> about giving back
> striving to be consistent with my beliefs and values in activities that take up the major part of my time and energy.

In the past, you helped us get the word out about the "What Is Recovery?" survey.  Now we are hoping that you can help us again, by sharing our survey results with your contacts.  Please consider sending them an email with a link to our study website:  whatisrecovery.org/  Thank you for your support.  Sincerely, Lee Ann Kaskutas, Project Director

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