Nationwide survey to determine how people define recovery
SMART Recovery is excited to partner with federally-funded scientists on the first nationwide survey about recovery from alcohol and other drug problems. Specifically, the project’s goal is to learn how people experience and define recovery. This has never been done before. Note that for this project, the word “recovery” is used as a general term to describe the experience of anyone who used to have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs and no longer does, not just people who consider themselves ‘in recovery’.
For the survey results to be as useful as possible to the recovery community and to the field in general, it is very important that as many people as possible participate in the project, and that the researchers get responses from a broad range of individuals and experiences.
To that end, SMART is pleased to be one of the many organizations nationwide that are helping the study team get the word out about the survey. The 20 minute anonymous survey will be administered on the web at the project’s website starting in July 2012. Your answers will be kept strictly confidential and all the results reported in group form.
Your experiences are important! We hope that you will consider taking the survey to contribute to this landmark project.