Research is being done to have people who consider themselves in recovery from alcohol and drugs help define the term “recovery”. If you would like to participate you can to go www.whatisrecovery.org and take an online survey. You can remain anonymous – or you can give contact information if you are willing to participate in later surveys.
This is a blurb that gives a little more info we prepared to send out to our alumni –
Whatisrecovery.org seeks 12,000 people in recovery to define “recovery”!
Dr. Lee Kaskutas with the Alcohol Research Group at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA is conducting research to define “recovery”. The goal is to have 12,000 people who consider themselves to be in recovery give input through an online survey. The study is being funded by National Institute of Health. The researchers want to know how people who have been through the alcohol and drug recovery process define the term “recovery”. The information collected will be used to help reduce the stigmas about alcohol and drug addiction. There are many ways people define “recovery”. This is your opportunity to contribute those ideas you feel are important to include in the definition - and be part of this historic opportunity. If you’d like to participate go to whatisrecovery.org and take the survey. You can remain anonymous unless you choose to be contacted for future surveys. They estimate it will take 20 minutes to complete but we found it didn’t take that long. Thanks for taking time to do this! It is important!